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Forum topic by thrak76 posted 11-20-2011 08:58 AM 702 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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thrak76

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11-20-2011 08:58 AM

Hi folks,

Just like the title says….

Do variable-overlay hinges need to be mortised into the back of the doors?

On the hinges that i’ve chosen for my project, the frame wing, and the door wing are not quite on the same plane; maybe a 1/16th off, or a tad less. I’ve read through a bunch of sites concerning hinges, but none that i’ve come across yet speak of mortising the door wing. So…?

Thanks for reading!


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#1 posted 11-21-2011 09:04 PM

Well, to answer my own question, no, variable-overlay hinges do not need to be mortised into the door. I was worried that the doors would not lay flat on the face frame, but after installation, everything fit just fine.

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#2 posted 11-22-2011 01:14 AM

No, but then you allready knew that.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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