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Questions tagged [hinges]

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What type of hinge is this?

I have a hinge and I'm having a bear of a time replacing it. It's from an old Bakers box and it's the cabinet/tray hinge and has a peculiar shape. It hangs down a bit so the door is actually lower ...
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What hinges & supports could I use for a long & heavy plywood window seat lid?

I've been asked by my better half to do a full length lid on our window seat. It would be 2400mm long and 580mm deep, 18mm baltic birch plywood which the provider says would weigh approx 22kg. ...
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Mechanism for old drop arm chaise lounge

I am renovating an old chaise lounge. The drop down arm was braced and nailed in place. I would like to find a mechanism for inside the chaise that I could use to move the arm from almost upright to ...
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Why do all soft close hinges require 1/2 inch or 12mm holes on the cabinet door?

I have a 1/4 inch cabinet door and I would like to install a soft close hinge, but they all require a massive hole for the machinery to go inside the door itself. You would have to have super thick ...
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Hinge pin problem in installation

First of all, I'm fully aware that, this is a very simple question. but I can't find the solution. I want to make the foldable leg for a table like this : so I cut top and bottom of each leg 10 ...
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Looking for an alternative to this broken stay for a drop leaf

I'm having trouble trying to source a replacement for the stay pictured below https://photos.app.goo.gl/wQSDOYk8U0kD0ptx2 Can anyone suggest an alternative that might be more readily available (...
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Can I attach a hinge to click laminate flooring?

This may seem like a strange question. Basically, I have some few click laminate floorings present with me and I would like to make a ping pong table from those leftovers. I was following this ...
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Minimising Kerf on deep opening doors on box project

See attached image, which is a draft plan for a sewing machine box I'd like to make for my wife. Notice how the doors are quite deep (they'll have shelves inside). I'm wondering what the best way is ...
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Dresser conversion to media stand - hinge help required

Hi, I need some help please. I am upcycling an old dresser into a media stand. I want to put hinges on the top left and right drawer so they fold open to 90 degree. The issue I have is the drawers ...
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Hinge that extends flap/door so that it is in line with the wood it is mounted to?

First of just a quick note, I'm struggling to explain exactly what I'm looking for, so I made a quick image of what I mean. A new project I'm looking to undertake has me a bit stumped; I want to ...
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Advice on making wood hinges

I am making some wood hinges for a table that will have a box in the back and simply open up. I did find a good design for making a wood hinge. The only question that remains: How should I cut the ...
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Lubricating screws

I sometimes do odd jobs in a church, including rehanging doors. The church is 400 years old, I think the doors are a lot newer but still 100-150 years old. Getting the hinges off is not easy (to ...
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No rear clearance spring assisted lid hinge system

I'm building a bench/coatrack for my entryway, and I'd like the bench to have a flip top lid that stays open and possibly has a soft close (soft close not a deal breaker). I'd like the rear of the lid ...
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Hinge a 25mm worktop to fold upwards

I have started to rebuild my home office and due to a shortage of space have to have a 3-section desk. The first is fixed in place over the top of the void above the stairs with supporting cupboards ...
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Do full overlay hinges come in different sizes for different frame thicknesses?

I require full overlay hinges for a face framed wardrobe which I have built. Now the frame is 47mm and the MDF side panels are 9mm thick, making a distance of 56mm for the 18mm thick wardrobe door to ...
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Seeking hinge for a fold-back desk that flips up and out [closed]

I am renovating the closet in my daughter's room to make it a little study nook with a loft. To save space, I'd like the desk to fold back against the wall inside the closet. When not in use, the ...
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Which kind of hinges for a foldable box?

This is the top view of a kind of folding box, actually a henhouse. The goal is to meet those three requirements: totally foldable when not in use, as flat as possible so that it's easy to move and ...
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Advise on hinge type for face frame cabinet making

im making a cabinet (not the tradition type). I will need a hinge for face frame type, with fully inset doors, and the frame and the door will only be 3/4". plus i only have 2 1/4" of space from the ...
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Gap for frameless full overlay hinged doors?

I'm constructing a cabinet that has doors that are flush against the adjoining wall/cabinet. (technically, another cabinet in an RV) If I use the "full overlay" version of these hinges, how do I ...
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What is the difference between full overlay and half overlay hinges?

I am building cabinet doors for a cabinet we inherited from a friend. The cabinet has a 3/4" face frame around the caracasse. I am investigating different hinges, but I am not sure what the ...