|Forum topic by SchottFamily||posted 09-17-2011 10:18 AM||947 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
09-17-2011 10:18 AM
In my limited cabinet building experience (read that as 2 builds), I’ve only ever used insert type European hinges. My only reason is that they’re idiot proof when it comes to aligning the doors to get a professional looking gap. I’ve never had to consider utility when selecting hardware.
I’m working on a project now where I need the cabinet doors to open fully in order to give access to cleats mounted inside of the doors as a place to rest a large dry erase board. Are 270 degree hinges the best way to go for a faceless cabinet in this application – aesthetic wise? Will a piano hinge work better (for the weight; with large doors and the added weight of the dry erase board)?
I’ve been surfing for the last two hours and I haven’t found a satisfactory answer, so I thought I’d better suck it up and ask for help.
Thanks in advance!
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