|Forum topic by live4ever||posted 01-12-2012 02:01 AM||876 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
01-12-2012 02:01 AM
I’ve started to design a buffet table/cabinet for our dining room. I’m really excited about this project because it’s one where I can really see how my design will tie into the rest of the room as we’ve been doing a lot of new decorating there.
I’m torn about which hinges to use for the cabinet doors, however. I’ve worked a fair amount with Blum hinges and am very familiar with their installation. And I love love love their soft-close.
On the other hand, this project is meant to be a piece of furniture rather than cabinetry, and therefore I want the hinges to be more special, something along the lines of the SOSS concealed hinges. I’ve never used them before, but by all accounts they move very smoothly 180 degrees. The downside is there is no soft-close.
I’m just getting hung up on the soft-close thing I think. Using the Blum hinges makes the piece feel less like furniture, but at the same time I really like the soft-close. I’m not sure if there’s an elegant way to incorporate a soft-close mechanism if I use the SOSS hinges. What to do?
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