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myowneq 05-09-2012 03:44 PM

Cabinet Hinges ... Again
Hi Everyone,

I've built my bathroom sink cabinet, got it all put together, granite, plumbing, all that's left are the doors and the drawer fronts.

Wife and I selected some premade doors with matching drawer fronts. I know I want the European hinges, but as this is my intro to cabinet making / figure it out session before I do the kitchen, I need help.

This is what I'm getting for the doors....

Under the options, it list a prebore for the hinges. The options are cup only, or cup & dowel. Also, each of those has a 3mm or 6mm offset.

My cabinet has a face of 1 1/2" wide x 3/4" deep. The doors will only be able to open 90-120* due to the walls.

Can you help me select which hinge is best for my application?


oh'mike 05-09-2012 06:57 PM

How much is the overlay? (how big is the opening--how big is the door?)

Look at the hinge setback---most common have the door overlay 1/2" larger than the opening---on all sides--

Go to a hardware site for a drawing---or go next door to Woodworking Talk---(Link at bottom of the page)---Mike--

myowneq 05-09-2012 08:19 PM

Hi Mike,

I found a great source of info named Rip from Got my hinges ordered. I appreciate your help.


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