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shwoodnt

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09-15-2016 05:56 AM

Designing a cabinet without thinking first about hinges can lead to trouble. For example, this cabinet I built without considering how the doors would be attached.

The sides’ front edges are angled. I figured they would be closer to facing the cabinet’s curve.

Depending on where I place a 90 degree line in relation to where the end of the side’s inner face ends, an angle to near the the start of the curve can be 120 – 125 degreees.

or

Have looked at blum 120 degree inset, half overlay, full overlay, and 110 degree cross corner hinges.

The goal is to get the door fronts to not sit proud of the stainless steel sink front.

The door fronts extend below the bottom of the cabinet.

Any suggestions of ways out of this problem?

That is hinge problem A.

Hinge problem B is that the next cabinet is to have sides that angle at 62.2 degrees toward the middle front of the cabinet. The 42” is along the back of the cabinet. It has slanted doors on each side and a regular 90 degree door on the front. Any suggestions of ways to hinge those full overlay doors? At least this one isn’t started yet.


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#1 posted 09-15-2016 06:21 AM

Blum makes a series of hinges and wedges that can be mounted on a cabinet side with angles from -45 deg. to + 45 deg.

Click on the “download Information ” Tab to get the pdf from this site: WW Hardware

But yes, it’s always better to plan for the hardware ahead of time.

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#2 posted 09-15-2016 06:24 AM

An other Anne Sullivan.

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#3 posted 09-15-2016 05:11 PM

Thanks Jerryminer. Now I see.

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#4 posted 09-15-2016 05:32 PM

Blum has an excel worksheet planning tool for Angled hinges

here for soft close version

and here for self close version

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#5 posted 09-15-2016 08:10 PM



An other Anne Sullivan.

- nightguy

Yes, nightguy, we are here to teach and learn from each other. You don’t have to be blind to miss the obvious sometimes.

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#6 posted 09-15-2016 10:48 PM

Looking at your problem B, I see you have an issue that goes beyond just the angle.
The mitered edges of your door creates an overlay that goes beyond full overlay.
There are some specialty hinges that do something like this, but not on an odd angle relative to the cabinet.

You might consider adding a fixed “filler” on both front and back corners that will make your angled turn then use doors with 90 degree edges with the appropriate overlay angled hinge to your case.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#7 posted 09-16-2016 12:19 AM

Thank you DS. That looks like a very elegant solution.

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#8 posted 09-16-2016 12:26 AM

An other Anne Sullivan.

- nightguy

Yes, nightguy, we are here to teach and learn from each other. You don t have to be blind to miss the obvious sometimes.

- jerryminer

True, and well stated, and me too!!

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#9 posted 09-16-2016 12:50 AM

A fixed filler at the back is a good idea (you don’t want the door right against the wall anyway (do you?) but you don’t need it at the front

You can either:

1. Shape the leading edge of the angled door, or
2. Use a mitered-door hinge and miter the two adjoining edges


But be sure to plan out the hardware FIRST ! :)

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#10 posted 09-16-2016 04:24 AM

Thank you very much jerryminer.

Thank you very much to all of you for all of this help and excellent suggestions.

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