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Monday, May 11, 2015

99-Cent Store Solution #4: Loose Cabinet Hinge

99-Cent Store Solution #4: Loose Cabinet Hinge
Article From By: Harmon Leon
Photo: Flickr CC License: ewen and donabel

Yesterday we showed you how to handily repair drywall for $10 in case Charlie Sheen drops by your place. But back to reality.
If one of your kitchen cabinets is hanging on for dear life thanks to all the opening, closing, and slamming it endures (you probably have teenagers or a husband), you can fix that loose hinge in a very MacGyver kind of way.

Wooden matches, 99 cents

Wood glue, 99 cents

Hammer, 99 cents

Total: $2.97

What you do:
Remove the cabinet hinge screw.

Dab wood glue on a match and stick it into the screw holes.

Tap it in with the hammer.

Break off the match part that's sticking out.

Let the glue dry for about 4 hours.

Twist the screw back into place. The match piece will create a new solid base for the screw. Poof.

Tomorrow's 99-cent store solution: Fixing a stripped screw.

What other inexpensive home fixes have you found or tried?

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