DIY Forum

 

Ultimate Handyman Ultimate Handyman Ultimate Handyman Ultimate HandymanUltimate Handyman on Pinterest

 

DIY Forum/Home improvement advice forum

 

 

A-Z CONTENTS | DISCLAIMER | DIY VIDEO | HOME | SAFETY FIRST | FORUM RULES

It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:26 am
Visit Thermo worx


Time zone: Europe/London




 

 


Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 13 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:06 pm 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:54 pm
Posts: 3
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 0 times
To be honest I don't think it would've matter if it were Ikea doors or not, I've made a right mess up. Basically i've attempted to screw Ikea Tyda handles (http://www.ikea.com/nl/nl/catalog/products/70116931) to my Ikea wardrobe (4 doors), however I've done it nowhere near properly and one set of handles are at stupid angles. This was even after me having to drill another hole after my first attempt was at a diagonal (they are supposed to be attached vertically). I'm now left with handles that are at all sorts of angles, with some concealing previous drilling mistakes. The wardrobe doors are white vinyl - is there anyway I can fill these slightly to conceal my previous botches? Could anyone recommend any possible solution? I've thought about buying some thicker-based Ikea handles to try and properly conceal my previous mistakes.

Anything anyone can suggest (apart from banging the wardrobe doors on my head) to help remedy the situation, I'd really appreciate. Thanks

What an idiot!


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on DeliciousShare on Google+
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:25 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:21 pm
Posts: 7352
Location: Northampton
Has thanked: 294 times
Been thanked: 903 times
Depends on spacing etc and how much damage you have done to the material surrounding the holes.

If you can put a couple of pictures up I'm sure we can point you the right way.

Don't worry everyones done it, (except me of course) :wink:

_________________
As always help on here is free, however if you think you have saved a decent sum of money why not click the link to find out about the charity we're currently supporting? A couple of quid makes a real difference.

donnas-dream-house-charity-t52110.html


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:47 pm 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:54 pm
Posts: 3
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 0 times
Thanks for the arm around the shoulder. Here's the gallery of gaffs;


Attachment:
k3kjzo.jpg
k3kjzo.jpg [ 106.4 KiB | Viewed 7022 times ]

Attachment:
ctdna.jpg
ctdna.jpg [ 120.54 KiB | Viewed 7022 times ]

Attachment:
2e2p9on.jpg
2e2p9on.jpg [ 113.06 KiB | Viewed 7022 times ]

Attachment:
4pz4a8.jpg
4pz4a8.jpg [ 107.79 KiB | Viewed 7022 times ]


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:59 pm 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:51 pm
Posts: 7424
Location: Essex
Has thanked: 441 times
Been thanked: 1489 times
Cheer up, there is always a way out of a cock up. My way around this would be to look for some way to add a thin square washer or shim in a way to make it look like part of the handle unit. You could use very thin aluminium sheet cut to size or use square stainless, nickel or black washers to cover up the wrong holes and allow you to re fix the handles properly aligned. Have a look at this link which shows some square washers to give you an idea http://www.ndjig.com/

The best way to fix handles is to spend a bit of time making up a drill guide jig. You can buy an acetate type layover guide at BnQ (I think) for a few quid which is quite useful.

Good luck fella

DWD

_________________
Painting with BIN



For this message the author dewaltdisney has received gratitude : diyidiot
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:19 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:49 pm
Posts: 22601
Location: hants/dorset border
Has thanked: 1348 times
Been thanked: 3467 times
and if that doesn't solve the problem...if anyone asks tell them it's "Bohemian" and supposed to be like that....

_________________
Verwood Handyman

Verwood Handyman


___________________________________________________________________

If you feel you have benefited from the Free advice given on the Forum, Please consider making a donation to UHM's Nominated charity, read all about it and donate here :

http://www.donnasdreamhouse.co.uk/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:40 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2005 8:11 pm
Posts: 2254
Location: Staffordshire
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 149 times
even a round stainless steel penny washer would do, and easily obtainable from screwfix,to give it a brushed look just get some fine wet and dry sand paper and abrade the surface lightly . you can use normal steel penny washers inside the wardrobes to cover the holes.

Nick

_________________
If it isnt broke dont bloody touch it until it bloody well is and if it is broke then make drawing of the connections before you remove the broken one and replace with a new one LoL



For this message the author sparkydude has received gratitude : diyidiot
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:51 pm 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:54 pm
Posts: 3
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 0 times
Thanks to everyone. I'll definitely take a bit more time and consideration when I have a crack at the solution. Now all I need to do is find out what the Dutch is for 'washer' (I'm living in Amsterdam). ;)

Really appreciate all your input!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:57 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2005 8:11 pm
Posts: 2254
Location: Staffordshire
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 149 times
I am pretty sure that washer is a universal term , or might be called a shim SHould be able to get it from your local diy store .


Nick

_________________
If it isnt broke dont bloody touch it until it bloody well is and if it is broke then make drawing of the connections before you remove the broken one and replace with a new one LoL


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:51 am 
Offline
Deceased 21-10-2011 R.I.P
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:03 pm
Posts: 5945
Location: East of England
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 94 times
Use a finger plate as a cover. If you drill the plate for the handles (easy, 'cos it's smaller than a whole door) you can use the plate as a template for the holes in the door.

_________________
I should be dead; I've cheated the Grim Reaper yet again by surviving my third heart attack in June.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:06 pm 
Offline
BANNED

Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:15 pm
Posts: 4
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 0 times
Can you just not fill it, sand it down. the just paint it with a little touch up paint?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:19 pm 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:51 pm
Posts: 7424
Location: Essex
Has thanked: 441 times
Been thanked: 1489 times
Unfortunately the pictures show that the cabinet doors have a resin gloss finish and any filling would stand out a mile.

DWD

_________________
Painting with BIN


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:46 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:10 am
Posts: 394
Location: Bristol
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 1 times
:lol: :oops: Living in Amsterdam! I reckon youve been sampling some local produce before you put those on :lol: The penny washer plan is a good one. Should look fine!

_________________
http://www.carhartt.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:37 pm 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:42 pm
Posts: 1717
Location: dan sarf
Has thanked: 65 times
Been thanked: 146 times
Penny washer or cut out some squares from a finger plate so it looks like its meant to be like it.

Make a template for the correct holes so each one is the same.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 13 posts ] 


Similar topics
   

Time zone: Europe/London


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


 

 

 

News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list
ultimatehandyman privacy policy

Contact

 

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

phpBB SEO