6 by 6 gazebo, with soft windows, ventilated upstairs and through the basement.
Last winter-spring, I chipped together a frame for a homemade kitchen out of leftover timber, covered the countertop, cut in the sink, and hung the doors. These are veneered fronts from a big chain store. I was afraid that it would get corroded in the summer heat, but it worked out fine. But in December, with the first serious cold, these doors cracked at the seams.
About half of the doors burst. Some are bent, some are torn at the glue points. Advise me, is there any way to restore them?Maybe you need to hold them in some kind of humid environment before trying to bend them? Then screw a bar on the inside?
The reason is clear. The process began not in the December frosts, but a little earlier, when it was cold, wet snow, slush and high humidity. Facades are not covered and not protected from the effects of these factors, the panel in these conditions swelled, increased in size across the width and broke the glueing of the mullion-hinge. To fix it, you have to completely disassemble the doors, trim the panel and then try to fix the broken parts.
This is not an uncommon situation with these facades. That's how they get damaged. It's because of the difference in temperature and humidity. And it often happens in the winter.
You probably can't repair them. How many times I've worked with them, people just replace them with new ones. You can try to do something – but then the damage may occur in other areas of these facades.
You can try to replace them with mdf fronts. They are different in appearance and configuration and color and price.
The only thing that can be used is the fronts. But you have to learn how to make frames for the fronts. If you don't have the skill and the router, it's better to buy new fronts. MDF under PVC film