Round holes in bathroom cabinet doors

Old 11-28-12, 06:09 PM
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Round holes in bathroom cabinet doors

We had oak bathroom cabinets and have had them painted. We wanted the euro-style hinges. After trying several sizes, we can see they are not going to work. Just don't adapt to our style cabinets. However, before we discovered that, my husband routed out two round holes on each of the doors to hold the new hinges. Now that we're going back to the old-style hinges that are visible on the outside, how do we fill the holes? They are 1 1/2" in diameter. My husband says it's impossible, but that can't be?
Old 11-28-12, 06:15 PM
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I'd probably fill the holes with Bondo and sand them flat. It will take at least 2 coats. Durhams Rock Hard Putty would be another choice but it doesn't sand as easily. Even drywall joint compound would work... heck it's just the back of the door.
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You could also use a setting compound like Durabond or several of the other wood fillers available.
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