Help with tilt out doors.

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Forum topic by Sambry posted 03-05-2016 04:43 PM 273 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-05-2016 04:43 PM

Im building a frame with 4 doors for the front of my garden tub. I would like for the doors to tilt out for small storage. I m not sure what hinges to use. the tub is 70 5/8” and 17 1/4 tall. Not sure on door sizes either. what would look best on the spacing inbetween them ? Any help or ideas would be appreciate, thanks

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#1 posted 03-06-2016 06:33 AM

Regular leaf hinges should work fine.

Standard stile is usually 2-1/2” or so wide. Split everything evenly. Put a stop chain so the bins can’t fall completely open. Two hinges should be set 1/4 of the door in from each end. This will evenly distribute the load and look ‘natural’. For veggie bins think metal mesh on the front.


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