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Forum topic by BB1 posted 08-19-2017 07:02 PM 226 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-19-2017 07:02 PM

I am continuing to work on a small project for our mudroom (case assembled so far). This will hold a small clothes hamper placed behind a door plus have a drawer. I think I want to go with concealed hinges for the door. I have spent quite a bit of time looking and would like to find a surface mounted option (no face frame planned at this point). I noted one by Liberty that had pretty good reviews. I have one with SPREAFICO stamped on it left from a prior project. They work great but I had a hard time installing (I’m pretty new to woodworking so not blaming the hinge but the installer). Thought I would see if anyone on LJ had a favorite…and easy to install…concealed, surface mount hinge.

This is the start of my project. .


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#1 posted 08-20-2017 11:52 PM

FWIW, I like these hinges from Blum

The overlay will vary depending on the hinge and mounting plate. You can see a chart of the possible combinations Here

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#2 posted 08-21-2017 12:18 AM

Thanks for the links. These look like they require drilling out the place for the hinge cup. Although I’m sure that is superior to surface mount, I have hesitated to try that type because I doubt my ability to get that drilled correctly. Maybe is easier than I anticipate, definitely is more popular. Thanks for sharing the link to the hinge and the chart of combinations.


FWIW, I like these hinges from Blum

The overlay will vary depending on the hinge and mounting plate. You can see a chart of the possible combinations Here

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#3 posted 08-21-2017 12:45 AM

OK. You said “surface mount” and I was thinking about the attachment to the carcase. I have never seen a euro-style concealed hinge that surface-mounts to both pieces that I would recommend (you can get these, but after using some, I don’t like them)

Drilling the hinge cup is easy if you have a drill press and a 35mm Forstner (or 1 3/8”). If you plan to build more cabinets in the future, it might be a good time to get started with euro-hinges.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#4 posted 08-21-2017 12:53 AM

Given that most of these type of hinges use the hinge cup, it may be time to get a couple and practice (after I add a 35mm bit to my shop!). Thanks for the additional insights.


OK. You said “surface mount” and I was thinking about the attachment to the carcase. I have never seen a euro-style concealed hinge that surface-mounts to both pieces that I would recommend (you can get these, but after using some, I don t like them)

Drilling the hinge cup is easy if you have a drill press and a 35mm Forstner (or 1 3/8”). If you plan to build more cabinets in the future, it might be a good time to get started with euro-hinges.

- jerryminer


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#5 posted 08-21-2017 01:34 PM

I also like the Blum hinges. The three way adjustability is very useful to get doors hung properly after you install the boxes, especially on Euro style cabinets.

Drilling the 35mm hole is not hard once you have the proper Forstner bit as Jerry mentioned. I use a drill press. If you do not have a drill press, there are also a number of inexpensive jigs that allow you to drill these holes with a hand drill, like this one:

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/euro-easy-drill-concealed-hinge-boring-jig?gclid=Cj0KCQjwierMBRCHARIsAHl9i4GQKJGINAHWbaJ5OxeR4mAYI5skZBcJtovaZ2mS_lv2kvI37Gj-4QIaAgi3EALw_wcB

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