admin, Saturday, April 29th 2017. Kitchen Cabinet Hinges.
When it comes to cabinets, a lot hinges on the hinges. Their style and functionality have a huge effect on the overall appearance and performance of your cabinets and doors, maybe as much as the choice of wood or finish. The good news is that a wide range of hinge options are available, so there's an excellent chance there's a hinge out there that's right for your application. But with so many choices, how do you find it?. You have to find the most complete selection of both common and hard-to-find hinges for cabinets including concealed and semi-concealed, Blum and other European , demountable, Youngdale, Amerock and entertainment center cabinet hinges. You'll also have to find Pivot hinges and pivot door slides and a lot more.
Probably the best place to start is to figure out what type of cabinets and doors you have because that's typically how hinges are broadly categorized.
1. Determine cabinet type: There are two basic types of cabinets (with corresponding hinges):
2. Determine door overlay: this has to do with the position of the door in relation to the cabinet opening. The configurations for frameless and face-frame cabinets are slightly different.
3. Overlay types for face-frame cabinets: overlay doors do exactly what the name implies: They cover the cabinet opening completely, overlapping the cabinet case or face frame on all sides.Inset doors, by contrast, fit entirely within the cabinet opening and sit flush with the cabinet sides or face frames when in the closed position. Partial-inset, 3/8" inset or lipped doors overlap the cabinet opening slightly on all sides, but a 3/8" x 3/8" shoulder machined along all edges on the back of the door allows part of the door thickness to sit inside the opening.
4. Overlay types for frameless cabinets:
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