|Forum topic by mileskimball||posted 165 days ago||638 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
165 days ago
I’m having a problem on my first time using euro hinges. It’s a face-frame installation, 1/2” overlay, 105 degree hinges.
My problem is that on the hinge side, when the door is closed, there’s a good 3/16” gap between the face frame and the back of the door. If I adjust the hinges to lessen the gap, the door binds when it swings.
Do people usually put a bevel on the hinge-side back edge of the door for clearance?
Or do you drill the big hinge hole so it’s closer to the hinge edge of the door (thus if the hinge is on the right. shifting the door to the left when closed and away from the frame when opened)? I’m already drilling the hole within 3/16” of the door edge, though, so there’s not much room there to play with. This approach also shifts the overlay so it’s not even on the 2 sides of the door, and my doors and drawers would no longer line up vertically.
This has me very puzzled. On the bottom doors, the gap is big enough for you to actually see stuff inside the cabinet, which kind of defeats the purpose.