DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Crooked walls, straight cupboard, how to hide the gaps

Postby chapter34 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:57 am


I'm really hoping someone can come up with a good idea. We've refurbished our upstairs toilet, had a boiler installed on the back wall which we've hidden by getting our builder to cut a large door that covers the entire back wall (and stays in place by magnetic clips and screws).

Unfortunately it turns out our walls and ceiling are not straight, but the large door is! So we've got unsightly gaps running around the door.

The gaps are biggest down the sides, and largest at the top. Maybe about 10-15mm at the top and about 1mm at the bottom. We have a bit of a gap at the top where it meets the ceiling too, but no gaps at all at the bottom where it meets another wood panel (which is about 1/3rd of the way up the wall).

Can anyone suggest a DIY approach I can employ to hide these gaps? First our builder tried silicon, then cutting it so the door could come off. Trouble is, that looks fine the first time, but putting the door back on is impossible!

Now we've got rid of the silicon and we're looking for a better solution. I'm really hoping someone on this forum can come up with a bright idea.

The next door neighbour suggested, what's it called, quarter, or something? Where you have a round pole that's cut lengthways into quarters. But I'm not sure that's going to work (or look very good) when used to try to hide a 10-15mm gap at the top...

Please help!

Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:44 am


Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby welsh brickie » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:37 pm

what your neighbour suggested is quadrant there are different sizes or you can use thin strips of wood 3mm thick, or plastic trim called D bead that is only 4mm thick but is 20mm wide and you can silicone to the door and cut down from 15mm to 5mm to match the wall .
welsh brickie
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 2611
Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:54 am

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics