Asked on Mar 18, 2020

How do I fill in the gaps between these cabinet doors?

by Karen

I need suggestions on how to fill the gaps

q under sink
  24 answers
  • Nan W. Nan W. on Mar 18, 2020

    Karen: you could take doors off and hang a curtain rod with gathered curtains

  • Gk Gk on Mar 18, 2020

    Maybe you don't have to fill in the gaps! You could take the doors off and have a good space for a garbage can! Looks like an incomplete cabinet with no bottom floor in it but there is kitchen flooring in that space. You could also add a 1x4 or a 1x6 across the bottom horizonally and construct or buy bigger doors. You could add a center stile vertically in the middle of the doors as well. New doors would then hit those added pieces when closed.

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    • Karen Karen on Mar 18, 2020

      Thank You

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Mar 18, 2020

    You could take the measurements and add a shelf under the sink to keep things off the floor, such as cleaning supplies. The 2 doors could come off and put a curtain held in place be a tension rod or follow Gk's suggestion.

  • William William on Mar 18, 2020

    Strange. Like there was something built in the cabinet or added on. You can do what Gk suggest if your handy. A board across the bottom and a center board between the doors. A quick way would be to remove the doors and hang a curtain

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Mar 18, 2020

    As there is no vertical support in the centre of the two doors to mount anything, I would

    -first remove the doors and hinges completely.

    -add a narrow shallow piece of wood to each outside where the hinges are presently

    -add another narrow shallow piece of wood over top of the horizontal piece under the counter top

    -remount the two doors and hinges on to the new pieces of wood, slightly lower height than they are presently

    -this would eliminate the gap in the centre, and would also cover the potential gap across the top if you were to mount the doors at exactly the same height as they are now.

  • You could add a piece of wood in the center to fill-in the gap.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Mar 18, 2020

    Yes, however, as there is no horizontal support at the bottom, it will be very difficult to keep the vertical piece in the centre anchored in place.

    • Karen Karen on Mar 18, 2020

      Yea cuz the piece that was their was terrible looking and it was like stapled or something 😠

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Mar 18, 2020

    You can put a "stop" between the two doors by attaching a 1 x 2 or 1 x 4, whichever size you need. Then add plywood to the bottom. If you want to dress it up, add an applique to the board.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Mar 18, 2020

    why not just replace the doors with a new stop between them? measure the opening and get new doors and if you get unfinished ones you can paint them any color you like and my second suggestion is take the doors off and add fabric to a tension rod to hide the opening

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Mar 18, 2020

    Hello. A flat piece of lattice wood would could possibly be under-mounted and painted white.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Mar 19, 2020

    Hi Karen, you can create a new horizontal support and add a vertical crossbeam stop between the doors. Measure the width and height of the gap at the bottom, add about 4" to the measurements and cut a piece of wood to size. Paint the horizontal support and insert and screw in from the inside of the cupboard. Next measure the vertical gap between the doors add 2" to the width and 4" to the height, paint and screw in. Hope it helps

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Mar 19, 2020

    Measure the size and ask for a scrap piece of wood in that size at your local hardware store. They have a pile of scraps and are more than happy to cut wood for you. You can use wood glue and slide the wood into place.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 19, 2020

    Hello Karen,

    Seems as though the central brace, floor and plinth of cabinet has been removed!

    Just need to replace them..........

  • Pamela Pamela on Mar 19, 2020

    Hi ! Either measure the space and go to home depot and have them cut a piece of wood for new doors . Go when they aren't busy . Or you can just buy a piece of wood that would be a little wider than the gap , then set it in place with the frame work , in fact there usually is a piece of wood there in that space as part of the framework / support of the cabinet . Maybe a previous owner took it out to work under the sink ??? Good luck !

  • Pamk Pamk on Mar 19, 2020

    My daughter has a cabinet like this and someone before her just took a small piece of wood and attached it to the back of the left door so that ends up being the door shut first. When you close the second door you don’t see between the gap. Depending on your skill level and tools this might be an easier fix than others suggested

  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Mar 19, 2020

    I'd add a wooden slat.

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Mar 20, 2020

    Are the doors hung right? Maybe they just need to be unscrewed and moved over a little bit? That happens to mine all the time. If not then I would cut a 1x2 piece of wood and attach it in the center. Paint it white to match the cabinet.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Mar 20, 2020

    install a piece of wood 1x2 or 1x3 to fill it in and doors will have something to butt up against ;add magnetic closure so they will stay shut (if needed)

  • Dee Dee on Mar 20, 2020

    All you need to do is put a piece of flat wood in the middle and make sure the doors cover the edge. Paint it the same color as you cabinet.

  • Janice Janice on Mar 21, 2020

    Just remove the two doors, hinges and all, fill the holes, paint and hang a tension rod across the area just beneath the top board and add a curtain the correct size. A shelf across the entire inside will provide you lots of storage space. Use the 2 cabinet doors for a diy project such as making a couple of trays, art work, etc.

  • Oldwestman Oldwestman on Mar 21, 2020

    Place a piece of latice wood on the inside of one door and on the outside of the other one which would create an over lap and you could add magnetic catches top and bottom to secure the doors to each other.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Mar 31, 2020

    I would add a board in the middle to create nice conversations

  • John John on Oct 09, 2021

    Add a vertical mid board and fasten it behind to one of the doors with screws, being careful not to penetrate it. Cut the board just 1/8’ shorter than the base cabinet on both ends and wide enough to fasten to door and bridge behind other door at least a 1/2”..