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Old 05-09-2012, 04:44 PM   #1
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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?


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Old 05-09-2012, 07:57 PM   #2
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Cabinet Hinges ... Again

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--

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Old 05-09-2012, 09:19 PM   #3
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Hi Mike,

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

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