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Forum topic by SebringDon posted 04-05-2013 09:40 PM 502 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SebringDon

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04-05-2013 09:40 PM

I’m building a blanket chest, and the wife has requested hidden hinges. I’m planning a split top, with 4” at the back of the chest and a 12” wide opening lid. The lid will be 36” long. Both pieces of the top will be 3/4”; not sure if it will be oak ply or oak at this point.

So what I’m looking for is hinges that mount under the top at the butt joint between the hinge carrier (4”) and the lid itself (12”). I know I’ve seen this animal somewhere, but haven’t managed to find it again now that I need it. Can anybody point me in the right direction?

-- Don


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#1 posted 04-05-2013 10:00 PM

Maybe those hidden cabinet hinges for flush-mount doors? The kind that have a round “puck” you hafta drill a hole to fit the puck in.

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#2 posted 04-05-2013 10:00 PM

SebringDon...Rockler’s ….offering free shipping on $25 or more through Sunday…code V2340

http://woodworking.rockler.com/search?w=hidden%20hinges

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#3 posted 04-05-2013 10:05 PM

I just used a set of SOSS hinges on a project. Very cool hinges, but not cheap.

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#4 posted 04-05-2013 10:14 PM

SebringDon....CabinetParts.com…
http://www.cabinetparts.com/c/hinges-invisible#loaded

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#5 posted 04-05-2013 10:53 PM

Soss hinges if you want to keep them discreet

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SebringDon

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#6 posted 04-05-2013 11:30 PM

Most of what I’m finding are hinges that require a vertical rail to meet the horizontal top, so that the two mounting leaves of the hinge are in the same plane when the lid is open, and perpendicular to each other when the lid is closed, like a normal european cabinet hinge.

What I have is a horizontal rear rail that’s 4” wide, meeting the horizontal lid that’s 12” wide. Perhaps the term is “split lid?” I need a hinge with the two leaves in the same plane when the lid is closed, and perpendicular to each other when the lid is open. Almost any gate-type hinge would work if I put the hinge on the top, but I want a hinge that mounts on the bottom of the two halves of the horizontal plane represented by the stationary rear rail and the opening top. Since the hinge leaves are 3/4” below the surface of the lid in this case, a “normal” hinge wouldn’t work.

I may not be explaining this well. Do I need a sketchup drawing or something to explain what I’m looking for?

Worst case, I suppose I could mount a vertical rail under the edge of the 4” fixed portion of the top and use a european-type cabinet hinge.

-- Don

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#7 posted 04-06-2013 05:44 AM

Don,

The SOSS hinges (or similar type) will work in your application. You’d mount them into the mating edges of the 4” and 12” pieces. Just make sure to mount them so they hinge in the right direction. They will open 180 degrees, so that the 12” could lay on top of the 4” piece. I’d suggest using 3 of the SOSS 204 hinges.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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