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Old 09-20-2008, 03:46 PM  
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Default I drilled a hole through our kitchen cabinet. What now?

I am currently in the process of baby-proofing my house, and in the process, I accidentally drilled a 9/32" hole through one of our kitchen cabinets.

They are part of the original townhouse materials, which are about 10 years old. They are a light brown finish.

I'm new to the whole do-it-yourself thing, but I'm slowly learning (with messups, of course). But I was wondering what the best option for me is.

Do I:
  • Get a little sticker to cover the hole, and hope it matches?
  • Get in contact with the homeowners association to get a replacement door (would they even still make it)?
  • Putty it, and try to paint it to match?
  • Other...

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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not sure what to tell you to do to fix it but someone on here should. I can tell you that the totlocks you are installing work fabulous. I put them on my kitchen cupboards about 2 months ago and love them.

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Old 09-21-2008, 06:47 AM  
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Default Wax Crayon

The only thing which will look OK is a wax crayon filler stick. Go to the local hardware store or lumber yard and bring a door to match the color.
It may show a bit, but other than reskining the cabinet, this is the way to go.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:36 AM  
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Thank you both so much for your fast responses. I'll run up to Home Depot today to pick up the filler stick!
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Welcome Jason:
I would try to find out the original cabinet maker and try to buy a new door to match the old.
That failing I would use a plastic wood filler with the wax crayon mentioned by InspectorD to make it match.

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