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Forum topic by rhett posted 12-20-2009 11:27 PM 755 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rhett

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12-20-2009 11:27 PM

Curious as to what others think about euro hinges on free standing furniture. Does is make the piece any “finer” by using leaf or knife hinges. I find myself using Blum 120 degree cliptop hinges almost exclusively on everything I build. Euro hinges are superior in design and durability, plus I like the clean look on the faces when you can’t see the hinge knuckles.

-- It's only wood.


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#1 posted 12-20-2009 11:55 PM

I’ve seen Euro hinges on expensive mission furniture. The main problem, they only use 90 degree hinges. Although mortised butt and knife hinges are nice, there is a place for the Euro too.

I just used Blum 170 degree cliptop hinges in an entertainment unit. I picked up the 120 degree, but when I adjusted the gap for an inset door, it would bind on the hinge side. The 170 degree hinge doesn’t bind with the same setting, and you can “open” the door (my problem with the Euro hinges).

Doug

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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#2 posted 12-21-2009 01:35 AM

IMHO euro hinges actually look great on contemporary designs. Other types of furniture, depends on the design. I wouldn’t try to put them on reproduction pieces. Euro hinges on newport blockfront secretary, that’s just wrong on soo many levels.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#3 posted 12-21-2009 02:16 AM

I use euro hinges on everything I can make them work on, they are just so much easier for me to work with.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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