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Posted on Help with mounting drop front supports

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Nubsnstubs

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#1 posted 07-20-2015 02:44 PM

I don’t see a problem. The dimensions shown are for 90°, but in order for these supports to work, you need to get away from the manufacturer’s suggestion, and manipulate the support until it folds and supports like you want it to. Make a mock up of your cabinet. Nothing fancy. Just 2 pieces of wood, probably plywood about 4” wide and long enough to attach the support to. Set it to the 90° dimensions on the door and attach the support with one screw. Mark the arm position on the side of the angled piece. Bring up the door and position or try to position the arm support on the mark. If it doesn’t match up, mark it where it bottoms out, and measure how far off it is. Split the difference at the door mount, and try it again. keep it up until you get the desired effect, and then install it on the original piece.

It’d been done for hundreds of years, so it’s not a big mystery…............ Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com


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