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Questions tagged [hinges]

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Evenly deepen a rounded hinge mortise

I have a door that is rubbing at the bottom corner away from the hinge. The gap between the door and the frame on the hinge edge is wider at the top of the door. I think the culprit is the middle ...
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Should I use Full Overlay or Half Overlay hinges?

I want to install two doors on this cabinet using European (concealed) hinges. They will be installed on a Frameless structure made of 18mm panels on the outside and a 27mm panel on the inside that is ...
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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 ...