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Forum topic by harum posted 11-14-2015 06:56 PM 400 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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harum

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11-14-2015 06:56 PM

Here is a question to the LJ experts. I have a 19” H x 18” W x 3/4” Th raised panel cherry cabinet door that I want to inset on brass butt hinges with a 1/8” reveal. The gaps around the door are about 3/32”. Will two 2” x 1-1/2” butt hinges with 1” screws hold a solid 5 lbs. door? Or should I use three hinges and longer screws—I think on the door side I can use 1-1/2” long screws. Thanks and best wishes!

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#1 posted 11-14-2015 07:00 PM

2 hinges should be plenty, for a 5 lb solid door, (or even a 5 lb hollow door for that matter). lol
5/8” – 3/4” screws will hold it with no problem.
No way you need 1 1/2” long screws.

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#2 posted 11-14-2015 07:05 PM

Thank you, Woodust! Just don’t want to see the screws getting loose under the weight and door falling off the carcass.

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#3 posted 11-15-2015 12:20 AM

If my math is correct, yes, weight and dimensions being the same, a “hollow” door (that is, where stiles and rails account for most of the weight) would put more stress on the hinges that a door of uniform thickness and material.

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