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PaulHWood

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10-09-2017 07:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hinges design liquor whiskey drop down shelf

Designing a liquor wall cabinet. Want a door covering lower two shelves (glassware) and open shelves above (whiskey). would like the door to be flush (have it shown in open position)

suggestions on hinges, would probably not like to see them when closed

TIA

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice


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#1 posted 10-11-2017 05:43 PM

There are several kinds of concealed hinges for example barrel hinges, knife hinges or even Euro style.

Even more simple no hinges at all. Bass pins or wooden dowels through the side can work nicely You would have to relieve the bottom to make this work.

That being said, if you want someone to know its a door, having a bit of hinge showing would indicate that.

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#2 posted 10-11-2017 06:17 PM

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#3 posted 10-12-2017 02:25 PM

I was thinking the knife hinge, but couldn’t quite figure out the geometry I wanted, but now I think I have it with a little change to how the door sits. It will cover the shelves, but still be inset into the sides like this. Thanks, see any issues. Would consider pins or dowels if my skill level allowed.


There are several kinds of concealed hinges for example barrel hinges, knife hinges or even Euro style.

Even more simple no hinges at all. Bass pins or wooden dowels through the side can work nicely You would have to relieve the bottom to make this work.

That being said, if you want someone to know its a door, having a bit of hinge showing would indicate that.

- rwe2156


-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#4 posted 10-12-2017 02:51 PM

PaulHWood,

Since you have arrived at a solution, I am not sure this is much help. But then if your approach differs from the one described here, the video may be of some benefit.

A fall front desk built on Rough Cut tackled the problem of a drop-down writing surface (door in your project). The drop-down writing surface sets inset in the frame when closed. When the writing surface is opened, it is supported by an interior shelf.

This episode shows the layout and describes the installation of knife hinges. The hinges are installed beginning shortly after 20:05 minutes into the video…

http://tommymac.us/2015/08/episode-0611-fall-front-desk-with-steve-brown/

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#5 posted 10-12-2017 04:34 PM

https://youtu.be/9UtvCT2_fPg

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#6 posted 10-12-2017 06:04 PM

I was going to suggest taking a look at knife
hinges. I advise getting your hinges and doing
at least one mockup to try out the installation
before doing it on your fine materials. Like
a lot of finer cabinet hardware knife hinges
offer the opportunity to make a brain fart.

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#7 posted 10-13-2017 01:44 PM

Thanks, forgot about that episode, but that makes sense to make the drop down support itself, may add that in.


PaulHWood,

Since you have arrived at a solution, I am not sure this is much help. But then if your approach differs from the one described here, the video may be of some benefit.

A fall front desk built on Rough Cut tackled the problem of a drop-down writing surface (door in your project). The drop-down writing surface sets inset in the frame when closed. When the writing surface is opened, it is supported by an interior shelf.

This episode shows the layout and describes the installation of knife hinges. The hinges are installed beginning shortly after 20:05 minutes into the video…

http://tommymac.us/2015/08/episode-0611-fall-front-desk-with-steve-brown/

- JBrow


-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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