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Forum topic by NoSpace posted 06-03-2016 03:23 AM 453 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-03-2016 03:23 AM

I’m building a cabinet, about 21” x 14” with doors and a couple drawers, the little doors are about 4×6 ”.

I’ve done a lot of things with the cabinet that are pretty cool I think and were firsts for a production for me, but the effort is completely blocked right now because of what should be the easiest thing—hinges for the doors.

It’s not that i’m incapable of using Google, but I’m just not finding anything I think would be a great solution. At home depot you can get these tiny gold painted hinges for a couple bucks and they’ll work, but I’m not find anything much better.

The cabinet basically has 3/4” plywood sides, and i’m open to the style of hinge. the hinges just can’t be too big.

Ideally, if they made european hinges that would work for small doors like that, I’d be sold. Can’t find such a thing.

well, if anyone has made a small cabinet and found hinges they liked, I’m open to ideas.

The door can be recessed or close over edge, i’m fine either way. But until i figure out the hinge solution, i can’t work on drawers etc.

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#1 posted 06-03-2016 04:11 AM

Knife hinges?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 06-03-2016 04:15 AM

Look into Brusso hinges. Super high quality, though they have the price tag to match.

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#3 posted 06-03-2016 04:48 AM

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#4 posted 06-03-2016 11:13 AM

Lee Valley, Rockler,

Horton Brasses would be the high end choice worth a look if you want to see what $30 hinges look like.

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