November 16, 2008
This is (the bottom half of) my wife's great great grandmother's cherry wood sideboard. Ain't it a beauty? I trailed it 1500 miles from Normandy.
Here's how the door is attached to the cab:
Circled is a screw which I cannot access. The photo is a little deceptive. Looking down on it you can't see the screw at all.
OKay, clearly I have no need to access this screw as I have no desire to remove the door. If I DID want to remove the door, I can see no way of doing so without breaking it off. But it illustrates the reason I can't get the other door on.
The hinge is in two parts. Here is the part which is supposed to be screwed to the top of the door.
This is looking up into the hole into which the protruding bit is supposed to stick.
Clearly, once the door is mounted, both these screws are inaccessible, so the answer is not "mount the hinge to the door then the door to the cabinet."
Here's the hinge with the "protrusion" in the hole (TWSS), but no door attached.
As you are no doubt well aware, I am an electrical and mechanical engineer by trade, with no shortage of experience making home furnishings and DIY. I'm stuck with this one. I can only assume that the blocks in which the hinges are mounted were glued into the cabinet AFTER the doors were attached.