Originally Posted by ivanl3
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.