Round Bracket Screw Misalignment in the Cabinet board? Use These 2 Quick and Easy Fixes

add a wooden block to fix the misalignment caused by round bracket screws

Table of content

I. Introduction
Explanation of the problem of misalignment caused by round bracket screws

II. Solution 1: Buying a New Type of Bracket
Step-by-step instructions on how to replace the old bracket with the new one
III. Solution 2: Adding a Wooden Block to the Frame
Step-by-step instructions on how to add the wooden block to the frame
IV. Comparison of the Two Solutions
Pros and cons of each solution

Factors to consider when deciding which solution to use
V. Conclusion
Summary of the two solutions and their pros and cons

VI. Additional Resources

I. Introduction

Have you ever noticed that the round bracket is about 10mm/ 0.4” larger than the cabinet board? In that case, you might find that the round bracket that holds the gas struts for cabinets is causing screws misalignment to the cabinet board side. You may try to ignore the misalignment screw hole and install 2 screws only although the installation is not sturdy enough and will have the bracket sticking out. Fortunately, there are two quick and easy fixes to this problem. In this article, we’ll show you how to use each solution.

II. Solution 1: Buying a New Type of Bracket

One solution to the misalignment issue is to buy a piece of Flat-shaped ball stud Mounting Bracket. Many different types of brackets are available on the market, so it’s important to choose the one that is right for your cabinet frame. It would be better to choose a bracket that is made of sturdy material, such as metal than others. Once you have your new bracket, follow these steps to replace the old one:

Install gas struts for cabinet doors by installing  Flat-shaped ball stud Mounting Brackets

Step-by-step instructions on how to replace the old bracket with the new one

  1. Remove the round bracket from the frame using a screwdriver if you have installed it.
  2. Attach the new bracket to the frame using screws and a screwdriver.
  3. Mark the location where the bracket will be attached.
  4. Attach the bracket to the cabinet frame using screws and a screwdriver.
  5. Connect the gas struts on the bracket and adjust as needed.

III. Solution 2: Adding a Wooden Block to the Frame

Another solution to the misalignment issue is to add a thin wooden block to the frame. This can help to increase the thickness and well hold the round bracket. Here’s how to do it:

Adding a Wooden Block to the Frame so that we can mount gas strut easily

Step-by-step instructions on how to add the wooden block to the frame

  1. Cut a wooden square block to a thickness of 15mm/0.59” and a height higher than the bottom mounting point.
  2. Sand the edges of the wooden block to smooth out any rough edges.
  3. Paint or stain the wooden block to match the color of the frame, if desired.
  4. Attach the wooden block to the back of the frame using screws and a screwdriver.
  5. Once the wooden block is attached, the round brackets can be perfectly held.

IV. Comparison of the Two Solutions

Both solutions are effective in fixing screws misalignment caused by round brackets. However, there are some pros and cons to consider. Buying a new type of bracket is a good choice since it saves you time in cutting a square block although we need to pay extra money in purchasing. On the other hand, adding a wooden block is also a good choice if you want a quick and easy fix, or if you want to avoid the expense of buying a new bracket and don’t mind affecting the aesthetics of the cabinet when it is opened.

V. Conclusion

Round bracket screw misalignment is a common problem that can be easily fixed using one of the two solutions described in this article. Whether you buy a new type of bracket or add a wooden block to the frame, you can be sure that your cabinets gas struts will be well-mounted on the thin frame.

VI. Additional Resources

For more information on how to install gas springs, check out these helpful resources:
1. “Everything You Need To Know About Gun Safe Gas Struts: The Ultimate Guide
2. “Apexstone Gas Springs Mounting Guide
3. “How To Quickly Install Soft Close Gas Springs In 10 Min?”

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