Use regular overlay hinges for pie cut door

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Forum topic by jtcarn posted 12-26-2016 02:58 PM 349 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-26-2016 02:58 PM

Hi all,

I’m building new doors for my base cabs and am planning to go with a hinged bi-fold door for my lazy susan so I can have the same overlay as my other cabs.. I’m using 1 1/14” overlay blums on my face frame cabs everywhere else. Is there a reason why I can’t use the same hinge on this and just get the bi-fold hinges for where the two swinging doors come together? All of the “kits” that also come with the door hinges are 1/2” or 3/4” overlay and I’m wondering if there is a reason for that?

Much appreciated.

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#1 posted 12-27-2016 08:10 PM

I just cheated and used piano hinges to join the two corner doors. The main were about 120 degree Euro type hinges, but you can get hinges for the ninety. However, those would stick into the cabinet, because of all the hinge tricks they have to perform.

I could have just made mine hold a permanent ninety, but I wanted them to fold out of the way more.

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#2 posted 12-27-2016 11:57 PM

If you are using the Blum Compact 33, they only open 110 degrees. You will want more swing, like you get with the 170 degree hinge (B071T6550) which has a maximum overlay of about 3/4”

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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