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Forum topic by Moosesman posted 07-26-2016 12:30 AM 237 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-26-2016 12:30 AM

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I have a question about using the right hinges for the job. I am making a blanket chest with a fairly heavy oak top. It is approx. 22 ” deep x 44” wide. I have not weighed it. It is 3/4 in. Thick. The top sits on top of the chest with a slight over hang on all edges. It can be cut even at the back edge to accommodate proper hinges if needed. I thought a piano hinge would work but I seen some torsion hinges on rockler that look pretty nice. I would need to weigh the top though to see how many I would need. Might get pricy. I was wondering if anyone had any good tips on this subject.

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#1 posted 07-27-2016 12:27 AM

I think a piano hinge would be just fine. Depending on what you are wanting to get out of it you may look into the other hinges. Woodcraft has some decent hinges to look through to give you some more ideas.

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#2 posted 07-27-2016 01:31 AM

You need an anti slam device no matter what.

Rockler has lid support hardware.


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