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Sailor

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471 days ago

So, I made a large built in for my sister with 4 small cabinet doors in it. I made the doors from MDF sized for a 1/4” overlay all the way around instead of 1/2” overlay like I have in the past. I was thinking I could get some 1/4” overlay concealed hinges but as it turns out my local shops only have 1/2” overlay concealed hinges.

I have tried adjusting them in closer together all the way but it’s not close enough…... still a gap between the two doors that were meant for a 1/4” overlay. So basically there is a 1/2” gap between my two doors where they meet when closed…...

Is there any way I can make the 1/2” hinges work? Maybe by redrilling the holes in the door a little nearer the edges? I would build more doors but the entire thing has already been painted…..

I know I could just use regular hinges on the face frames but my sister was really wanting the concealed hinge look. Any ideas?

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/ Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SailingAndSuch


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Marcus

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#1 posted 471 days ago

maybe add 1/4” trim all the way around the doors? might give a little design element?

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Mark Smith

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#2 posted 471 days ago

How about gluing a 1/4” strip of something to the doors? Or if a quarter inch is too small, cut another few inches off the doors and then glue something bigger on. Kind of hard to tell without seeing a picture of what you’re talking about.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 471 days ago

You could add some quirk beading to your doors.

http://www.finewoodworking.com/woodworking-plans/video/two-ways-to-make-cock-beading.aspx

Edit
Wow three people commented while I was typing

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DS

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#4 posted 471 days ago

+1 to James…
If this is a two piece euro hinge, they are sold with different baseplates, 0mm 3mm, to 9mm.

I’m pretty sure a half cranked hinge with a 3mm plate will give you 1/4” overlay.
Otherwise, a 1/4’ spacer under your mounting plate might just be the ticket.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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404 - Not Found

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#5 posted 471 days ago

James nailed it

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Sailor

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#6 posted 471 days ago

Not sure what brand they are. They came out of a bin at a whole seller so there is no packaging or anything. I don’t think they have anything will do a 1/4” overlay. I guess I can just order some 1/4” overlay or just go with a surface mount hinge….

Thanks for all your suggestions!

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/ Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SailingAndSuch

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Sailor

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#7 posted 470 days ago

WOw thanks for the offer James! I think I should be able to locate some, but if not I may look to you. Thank you very much for the offer and you time.

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/ Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SailingAndSuch

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MrRon

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#8 posted 470 days ago

Since they are MDF, why not just cut some new doors. The material is cheap enough and a lot less fuss than looking for different hinges or adding trim to the edges. If it were good hardwood or veneered plywood, that would be different.

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dbray45

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#9 posted 470 days ago

Great minds – read the problem – first idea was the same as Jim

-- David in Damascus, MD

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Charlie

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#10 posted 470 days ago

If these are euro hinges you need a 6mm plate to make a 1/2” overly into a 1/4” overlay. Then you’re done.

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Richard Miller

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#11 posted 470 days ago

Blum hinges have 1/4” mounting plates.

-- Dick F,Burg Iowa

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HorizontalMike

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#12 posted 470 days ago

@a1Jim,
Thanks for the video link. That actually looks doable for someone like me who has built just a handful of furniture pieces. I honestly think I will try something like this on one of my ‘next’ projects, once I decide what that will be…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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DS

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#13 posted 470 days ago

I switched to frameless construction years ago and never looked back.
I have a bucket full of old hinges (maybe 40 pairs of new old-stock) that have been collecting dust for a very long time.
If any of those will make 1/4” overlay you are welcome to them. (I’ll have to check this evening when I get home.)

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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