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Forum topic by RJones posted 10-01-2008 04:50 AM 974 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-01-2008 04:50 AM

I have a bit of an issue here with deciding on what type of hinges for a corner curio I am building. I was thinking of going with non mortised but I am concerned that I may have issues due to the weight of the door. The door is approximately 12”x60” and will have 2 pieces of proably 3/16” glass in them. My alternative is to use a mortised type hinge. Thought?? Have I just way over thought this??



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#1 posted 10-04-2008 07:04 AM

Hello again RJ,
I think what would decide for me would be the type of cabinet…is it a delicate type, danty type or a strong looking cabinet. I only ask because it would also depend on how many hinges are going to be showing and if you want them exposed or not. Do you have a picture of it?

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#2 posted 10-04-2008 12:16 PM

Doors of that length will need at least 3 hinges per door.

-- Berta in NC

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#3 posted 10-05-2008 02:02 PM

Thanks everyone. Once I talked with my glass guy I was able to feel more comfortable with using 3 non-mortised hinges on the one door. It should be generally complete in the next couple of weeks but not completely finished till January. I am getting the glass at cost and free delivery (family is coming to visit) so it will be worth the wait:)


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