Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-30-2010, 11:45 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 15
Share |
Default

Hinges


I have two different cabinets made with different types of hinges, both with the same problem. The problem is that the doors are able to open beyond 90 degrees. I would like a hinge (or better yet, an attachment to my existing hinges) that will prevent the doors from opening beyond 75 degrees or so. My current hinges are manufactured by Liberty and Grass respectively. I am going to try to attach pictures. I would greatly appreciate any solutions anyone has to offer.
Attached Thumbnails
Hinges-hinge1.jpg   Hinges-hinge2.jpg  
ivanl3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 11:53 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NW of D.C.
Posts: 5,990
Default

Hinges


Quote:
Originally Posted by ivanl3 View Post
I would like a hinge (or better yet, an attachment to my existing hinges) that will prevent the doors from opening beyond 75 degrees or so.
Use a small chain mounted such that it makes a ~40 degree angle with the door surface when the door is fully open.

The leverage on any kind of restraint mounted at the hinge would be enormous.
Yoyizit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 11:58 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 15
Default

Hinges


I had thought about a chain, but I am struggling to understand where I would mount it. To the top (inside) of the cabinet and the top (inside) of the door?

Will I be able to find chains with adjustable length at a place like Lowe's?

Thanks a lot.
ivanl3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 12:04 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NW of D.C.
Posts: 5,990
Default

Hinges


Quote:
Originally Posted by ivanl3 View Post
I had thought about a chain, but I am struggling to understand where I would mount it. To the top (inside) of the cabinet and the top (inside) of the door?

Will I be able to find chains with adjustable length at a place like Lowe's?

Thanks a lot.
You mount them at the top of the door and cabinet top surface and hope that the chain doesn't need to be so long that it droops onto the cabinet contents. The longer the chain, the less tension on it and its fasteners when the door is pushed to more than 75 degrees.

You have the chain cut to the length you specify, with their hydraulic chain cutting machine.

There is also a slotted bar that pivots at both ends to prevent desk doors from opening too wide, but I can't think of the name of it.
As you open the desk door a pin rides in the slot until the end of the slot is reached; this is when the desk door is horizontal, for writing on.
I've seen them in brass.

Last edited by Yoyizit; 05-30-2010 at 12:06 PM.
Yoyizit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 12:16 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 15
Default

Hinges


Wife hates the chain idea....Can't I replace the hinges with ones that only open 75 degrees or so?
ivanl3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 12:38 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NW of D.C.
Posts: 5,990
Default

Hinges


Quote:
Originally Posted by ivanl3 View Post
Wife hates the chain idea....Can't I replace the hinges with ones that only open 75 degrees or so?
If you can find hinges like that it would be good practice if they were fastened to the cabinet and doors with through bolts, not wood screws, for extra strength.

Search
"Final open position may be set at either 75 degrees or 90 degrees"

Last edited by Yoyizit; 05-30-2010 at 12:47 PM.
Yoyizit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 11:45 AM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 15
Default

Hinges


In addition to the item you found, I also found this:

http://www.cabinetparts.com/c/hinges...41103/#general

I assume this would work ONLY with Blum hinges, not Grass or Liberty? If so, does anyone have suggestions on which Blum hinges I should use to replace the Liberty and Grass hinges pictured above?
ivanl3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2010, 06:25 PM   #8
remodeling pro
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,399
Default

Hinges


Quote:
Originally Posted by ivanl3 View Post
Wife hates the chain idea....Can't I replace the hinges with ones that only open 75 degrees or so?
Check out toy chest lid supports at Lowes/HD or online at Rockler. You need a physical stop mechanism for this; to limit the door, especially at such a typically short opening angle, with the hinge will only result in ripped out hinges and eventaully cracked door frames.
troubleseeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Converting Overlay Hinges to European Hinges dennisd Carpentry 17 03-29-2010 04:51 PM
Blum hinges from 15 years ago?? MI-Roger Carpentry 14 02-23-2010 12:44 PM
New Hinges diykc General DIY Discussions 3 02-14-2010 11:13 AM
Cabinet hinges don't fit... arghhhh!!! pisces7378 General DIY Discussions 7 12-25-2009 07:47 PM
Remove paint from hinges on cabinet debpie Painting 3 11-09-2009 12:09 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.