Go Back   IKEA FANS > Making it Work > IKEA HACKER
Register Blogs Forum/Blog Search Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools
No Gallery image is associated with this thread

Old Nov 11th, 12, 5:08 pm   #1
Join Date: Nov 11th, 2012
Posts: 1
iKarma: 227
Gallery: 0
My IKEA: USA-Los Angeles:Covina
Question Cabinet door problem

Newbie and can't figure out how to ask a question so just diving in! I am trying to install birch Akurum cabinets with Adel medium brown cabinet doors and have a 1/8" strip of birch showing on each side of the cabinet door. Ikea says door is right size. How do I fix this?

Share |

rocqee is offline   Reply With Quote

Register to remove these ads today!

Old Nov 13th, 12, 3:35 pm  
IKEAFANS Community Mentor
Join Date: May 13th, 2006
Posts: 864
iKarma: 32,570
Gallery: 14
Location: , Minnesota, USA
My IKEA: USA-Minneapolis:Twin Cities

LBG Adoptions
Appreciation of an IKEAFAN  IKEAFANS Mentor  IKEAFANS Builder ($5-$49 Donation) 
Total Awards: 3

Re: Cabinet door problem

With heat and a putty or razor knife, the offending banding on the edges of the carcasses can be unglued, removed and replaced with something like wood banding, stained to match. Painting it is another popular option. Search the forums here and you will find lots of info.

I have dark doors with white carcasses and there's really only a couple of spots where that bit of white is noticeable enough to annoy me. My solution was a line of brown sharpie which needs to be refreshed every once in a while because it fades in sunlight.

Share |
If IKEA were a drug I'd be labeled a heavy user.
splatgirl is offline   Reply With Quote


15" door , adel , akurum

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Category Comments Last Post
Pax Lyngdal Door Problem tehseen Living Room 14 Oct 9th, 12 10:31 pm
153 hinge door problem stewpot47 Assembly and Installation 7 Dec 5th, 11 11:30 am
cabinet door problem getup Assembly and Installation 1 Nov 1st, 11 2:19 pm
NUTID OV9 DOOR PROBLEM CLAIRE_2481 Assembly and Installation 0 Dec 3rd, 09 7:14 am
Drawer next to angled door = problem? Harpy Kitchen Planning 1 Jun 22nd, 09 12:31 pm

Subscribe to IKEA News in Your Inbox:


Featured Kitchen Contractors

Recent Directory Listings

  • iKitchens, Etc.
    We are the premier IKEA Kitchen Installer in Massachusetts. Our company offers complete in-house design service followed by an impeccable installation.
  • Semihandmade
    Custom. IKEA. Doors. The idea for Semihandmade came from a desire to offer the same craftsmanship we produce in our Los Angeles-based Handmade studio to a wider audience, at a lower price.
  • Our House, LLC
    Our House ‘takes the pain’ out of the design and installation process by providing hassle-free service every step of the way. Serving CT and the greater NYC area.
Help an IKEAFAN - Find Threads with Zero Replies