Derek P. Collins
Product Designer & Developer

Bending Hinges to Adjust Doors

Our house was built in 1906, which means our house has a lot of little quirks. One of those quirks is that while most of the internal doors have been replaced, the original brass hinges (which are beautiful by the way) remain. This also means that our doors often need to be adjusted in order to keep the doors from sticking (something that can change depending on the weather and current humidity).

Being a new homeowner, I wasn’t really sure how to fix our sticking doors – I tried tightening the screws that hold the hinges to the door and the door frame and I even sanded down the door itself to try to prevent it from rubbing against the frame, but neither of these methods worked consistently. I finally came across video on YouTube that explained exactly how to bend hinges to adjust sticking doors and I wanted to post about it here for posterity and in the hope that it may eventually help out another homeowner.