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Forum topic by oakview posted 01-29-2012 08:19 AM 2744 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2012 08:19 AM

I’m trying to finish a wood box that incorporates a lid with a small amount of overhang, about 1/8”, all using 1/2” stock (see photos).

I’d like to keep the overhang, but looking at the various types of hinges available, I’m a little confused as to what I should use in this situation. Not sure if there is really enough thickness to use barrel hinges, nor the skill to do knife hinges, so was contemplating using Laurey hinges.

Can anyone suggest an solid idea of what hinges to attach this lid to the box?

The box is 10” x 8” x 4”h

-- ~^ DaveG ~^


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#1 posted 01-29-2012 09:00 AM

You know, that is small enough, that you could just make it a lift off lid. You would have to make a rabbet on your lid to keep it in place. Or stick on a hunk of Baltic birch to center it. Add a knob of some kind.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#2 posted 01-29-2012 09:25 AM

Thanks Dan

I thought of a rabbet since I’ve already made several lift lid boxes, and I do have a knob for the box, but rabbetting the lid will leave the edge thinner than the rest of the box. I was hoping to keep it at 1/2”, thus the desire to use hinges. Dunno, just thinking out loud, and I don’t have any experience hinging a box so no idea which would be best suited for an overhanging lid.

-- ~^ DaveG ~^

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#3 posted 01-29-2012 09:31 AM

You can sort of cheat- screw into the lid (inside) and the (outer) side of the box. But half inch stock, makes it hard to get a decent size hinge to look right. And you will have to watch the length of your screws, of course. Look at what hinges they have on the rack at bLowes or Home Despot, but you might think about gluing some 1/4 inch high grade plywood under that lid to keep it in place. Go the lift off route. 10×8 isn’t that big.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#4 posted 01-29-2012 12:15 PM

I am pretty sure that Brusos small hinges are flat all the way across when closed even over the barrel (Hope that makes sense) so you would be able to mortise them in even with the offset and maybe rabbet the back edge of the lid so it will open? Or even a a chamfer MIGHT work because its such a small off set. Just a thought.

-- {Current North Bennet street school student}

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#5 posted 01-30-2012 12:15 AM

I decided to go with Brusso hinges after looking at the various options.

-- ~^ DaveG ~^

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