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jgoeden

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08-01-2015 03:23 AM

Hello all,

First post here. I’m making a vanity/cabinet/dresser type thing for my son’s daycare provider. It’s an 8-hole cubby that has doors and will have sections to keep each child’s diaper bags, coats, etc. My question is about the doors/hinges. Bear with me on trying to explain what I mean. As you can see from the first photo, the middle spine will have 2 doors with the hinge side back to back. I’m worried that when the doors open, the edges will jam (as shown in picture 2). I feel like I’ve seen before a type of hinge that sort of pulls the door away to prevent this. Also, how much space should I leave between the two door frames?

Thanks!

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runswithscissors

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#1 posted 08-01-2015 03:37 AM

You have demonstrated one of the reasons why I prefer face frames over frameless. I think euro style hinges might work for your situation, though. Check with Rockler’s or another vendor. They usually tell you how the door will behave when opened.

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jgoeden

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#2 posted 08-01-2015 04:13 AM

So while waiting for replies, I think I found something, and what you were talking about. They are the Blum euro hinges, they seem actually very very nice. They have half-overlay hinges (for the middle doors) and full overlay hinges for my outer doors. Pricey, but nice.

If anyone else can confirm that these are what I need, that would be great. I’ll go to Menards in the morning, but my closest Rockler is an hour and a half, and I don’t think I’ll drive there and then pay those prices! lol

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jerryminer

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#3 posted 08-01-2015 04:41 AM

Yes—-that is exactly the situation that “half-overlay” hinges were made for.

If you follow this link, and then click on the “Download Information” links, you will see the Blum specs for hinge installation.

It may be confusing at first, but there is a lot of variation available by varying the base plate height and the “bore distance”. For a 3/4 panel, you will want approximately 5/16” overlay for each door (leaving 1/8” between the doors)—-which is about 8 mm, so using the Blum chart, a “0” plate with a 6mm bore distance will get you close enough to be within the adjustment range of the hinge.

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jerryminer

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#4 posted 08-01-2015 04:43 AM

Another option, of course, is to double up the panel at the hinge location and use the same hinge with the same overlay everywhere. FWIW

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#5 posted 08-01-2015 10:32 PM

If you’re going to mount a euro hinge on each side of a 3/4 panel I’d get some sex bolts.

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jgoeden

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#6 posted 08-03-2015 08:18 PM

Thanks for the help and replies. Yep, I found that I want the Blum euro half overlay and full overlay hinges.

Appreciate the help.

-- Never use a Lancelot woodcarver on an angle grinder. Pictures upon request.

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