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How to measure and mark for a hinge?

How should I measure and mark the position of a hinge, attaching a folding shelf to a table, so that 1) the top surfaces are flush, and 2) the gap is minimized without binding? The table and shelf are ...
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How can I best fix and reinforce this door that has flat concealed hinges which are misaligned

The door hinges seem to be not lined up with the cupboard panel. We will eventually replace it all but for now I need a way to either fix or reinforce the door so it doesn’t keep coming off the ...
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Making a thick door not catch on a drawer front

I am planning a sideboard that has 2 sets of doors on the outside and a pair of drawers in the middle. The desired appearance of the doors and fronts requires that the doors be as thick as 1.5 inches. ...
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Soft Close Hidden Hinges for Lipped (Rabbeted) Cabinet Doors?

I have old oak cabinets in the kitchen and looking to make some upgrades. Doors are lipped/rabbeted and partial overlay. Cabinets are face frames. I’m struggling to find options for soft close hidden ...
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DIY hinge made out of nylon webbing

I am helping cleaning up a not for profit shed and one of the cabinets has this interesting fold down door with hinges made out of a nylon strap screwed to both the lower inside side of door and base ...
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Do soft-close hinges also resist opening?

I am designing a 25 x 21 x 13 inch toybox with an electric solenoid-actuated spring-release lock that pushes the lid up slightly when activated. I am concerned that a soft-close hinge might resist the ...
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Surface mounted hinge for 45 degree corner cabinet

I am new to woodworking and have built a corner unit in our ensuite bathroom. I am looking to find a 45 degree corner hinge which is surface mounted (I am unable to use a hinge with a mortise due to ...
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Hinge Type for Garage Cabinet

I’m thinking about making a simple garage shelf out of 2x4’s with the 2” side facing forward. It won’t have side walls or a back so will essentially be four 2x4’s with some shelving on it. If I want ...
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Side effects of varying door and frame thickness

I'm designing a custom wardrobe with doors for my tiny NYC apartment. I am planning to have a 3/4" thick birch frame with 1" full overlay aluminum-framed mirror doors. Are there any side ...
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Looking for an inset hinge for a 1" wide door frame

I am building a buffet that has doors with glass. Ideally the frames for the doors will be 1" wide all around. These doors will be inset and sit flush with the cabinet frame when closed. I ...
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Full overlay hinge with a 1/2 inch cabinet door

I am building a frameless cabinet for an RV with 1/2 cabinet grade plywood. I was planning to use the euro style hinges for a full overlay door but the hole for the cup is deeper than my material. ...
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Is it possible to mount SOSS hinges with no gap?

Given the below image represents using one of these SOSS-style hinge to hang doors, showing a gap between pieces such that the door can open without hindering itself. Is it possible to mount the ...
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Using SOSS-style hinges to create 180° flush-folding tabletop

I have been given a project by the other half to recreate a dining table the folds in half lengthways. The project seems fairly sensible and would be easy to put together using regular hardware etc., ...
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Dresser Conversion I can't find plans for

I can't imagine that someone hasn't built this before, but I can't find anything online resembling what I want to tackle. So I'm coming here for help. Sorry if this is a really basic build and doesn't ...
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Even reveal with butt hinges and inset doors

I want to build a cabinet with a face frame and inset doors. I want to have a 3mm even reveal on every side of the door. The hinges are also 3mm thick. How do I achieve an even reveal?
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What hinge system can “hide” a drop down door?

I want to construct a tv console with a drop down door, but i want the door to fully retract into the cabinet after it’s dropped down. I’m not sure what type of hinges i need for that. what hinge ...
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Help on choosing box-style hinge for a chess board

I am looking for some nice rectangular hinges for use on a folding chess board. They need to fold 180 degrees and be flush to the bottom. To do that, the knuckle needs to be mortised into the wood ...
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Unknown hinge type on ottoman chest

I've got an old ottoman chest with a broken hinge. I'd like to replace it but don't know the name of the hinge type and my Google skills have failed me. The key part is the loop of metal that stops ...
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Understanding how to fit euro style half overlay hinges

I am trying to plan this build of a small cabinet with a single door at the bottom. As you can see the door, when closed, should only partially cover the carcass. Carcass is 3/4" and I would ...
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Kitchen Cabinet with Face Frame, Full Overlay Door Hinges

I'm interested in learning how to build shaker kitchen cabinets. I want them to look like the picture below. I want them to have a standard 1 1/2" face frame and full overlay cabinet doors and drawers....
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Aligning screw head slots

Looking at the hinges on my piano I can see that all the screw slots are aligned horizontally. If I was to screw a piano hinge onto anything the slots would be all over the place. So what is the ...
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Rubber bumper or no on a wooden chest lid?

I have built a wooden chest and lid. It will likely have people sitting on it. It's about 36 inches wide, 20 inches deep, and 20 inches high. A sketch of the frame can be seen here: https://www....
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Design: Adjustable/Collapsible Wooden Table Leg

I'm looking to make a wooden table that has collapsible legs. My current idea is just to have the leg basically fold into itself but I'm unsure how sturdy this would be. This also means that the legs ...
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Hinge Identification, Usage, and Limitations

I'm currently attempting to make a table that folds in order to be easily stowed away. I'm currently looking at either a Self Supporting Sewing Machine Hinge, a Folding Flap Table Hinge, or Adjustable ...
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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 ...
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