Cabinet repair - part 2!
So, the cabinet has been in clamps for a week. The glue should be dry by now!
Seriously, one day is plenty.
Remove the clamps and tidy up any excess glue (if any - wipe off with warm water)
I decided to GO FOR BROKE!! and screw the cabinet. Hey, I don’t want to repair it again. With screws, I don’t think I will have to.
1/ fit the lock bar. Get some low tack painters tape, and mark the bottom of the bar. This is the “no go zone!” Use low tack tape or else you may damage your decals!
2/ drill your pilot hole above the line, allowing a few mm for the screw head width. Again, I used the 50mm cabinet maker screws that I used in the first thread. Note how these countersink. Don’t overdo the countersink, as the wood isn’t very thick here, and you’ll go through it. Then the screw is a waste of time.
3/ touch up the screw and hole with a black acrylic paint marker, or brush. Touch up the corner crack repair if needed - mine didn’t really need any touch ups, it came back together really well.
4/ refit the lock bar - screw disappears! Magic!
Hopefully that will be the end of my cracking Batman66 cabinet.