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#1 posted 09-11-2012 02:42 PM

Do you have Hafele in America?

They will have technical drawings showing the specs for boring, gaps, distances etc for the hinges.

Grasse are a make that I prefer to Blum. If you can find them, try the clip on ones.

If you can’t find any info on the type of hinge you can get, there’s a quick and easy way to get the info you need -

get two pieces of wood, the same thickness as the door and the cabinet, bore a 35mm hole into the door width piece, 3mm (for 3/8” carcase) or 6mm (for 3/4” carcase) from the edge (centre 20.5/23.5mm from edge), fix the hinge into it, attach the backing plate onto the hinge, close the hinge, offer that up to the scrap piece, and mark the fixing plate holes, bore and screw. Hopefully everything will be ok at that, or it might need a bit of tweaking.

When you’re happy with the fit, make a note of the measurements and use them for the job.


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