Hinge advice for two projects

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Forum topic by BakerWorks posted 08-30-2015 08:48 PM 392 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-30-2015 08:48 PM

Hi everyone,

I was hoping to get some advice on two projects coming up, in regards of which hinges to use.

One is for a pallet wood coffee table for a friend, and they want a section in the middle that opens up that would a storage area for remotes and such. I was hoping to hide the hinges, but I’m not sure how to do this. Any thoughts?

The second project is a set of base cabinets, with a split counter. The idea is that you can lift up one side of the counter and work on the other side. I’m running into the same problem here where I was hoping to conceal the hinges. The other problem is that I would like to place the piece against a wall, so I’m not sure how make up for the clearance of the top.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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#1 posted 08-30-2015 10:57 PM

Hey, Matt, here is something for you to consider. It is a cantilever hinge that would lift the entire top of the table. It could be designed to lift the top away from the user rather than toward the user. I think it would work. You will need to scroll down the page to see the post from Vest.

Here is a commercial one from LV. You might be able to adapt the design to lift the counter top sideways, but I think a home made one would be a better bet to get the dimensions to fit your needs. HTH

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