|Forum topic by ChunkyC||posted 1497 days ago||1119 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
1497 days ago
I built me a simple cloths hamper out of MDF. The problem is that it has a hinged lid. Anyone have any tips on adding the hinge? The way I see it, no matter how I put the hinge on, one side of the hinge has to be in the edge of MDF which spells certain disaster, or at least to me. I’m afraid of splitting the MDF or the screws striping out. I’ve been reading different tips here and there for screwing into MDF edges but they all seem to have a bit of risk of splitting the MDF.
I was thinking that I could always over size the hole and install a dowel in the hole. Then the screws would be in dowel ends and not MDF. Or add a strip of solid wood along the back edge to screw into. (the hamper is painted.)
On hand I have two hinge choices, no mortise hinges or piano hinge. Not to say that I can’t get something else if it work better.
-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135