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04-18-2013 07:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cabinet hinges

I am constructing frameless european style cabinets that will have horizontal slots cut into the inside of the vertical sides.
The slots are cut 3/8 deep, 1/4 wide, and run front to back on the sides. These slots are repeated all the way up the insides of the cabinet in 1 1/2 intervals. The purpose of the slots is so that drawers that have 1/4 bottoms can be pulled from the cabinet and carried off.
The problem is which hinges to use. I have tried 170 degree european hinges and with full overlay hinges, the doors swing far enough to pull out the drawers. For those doors with the ninged side next to another hinged door, though the half overly hinges dont seem to work out. In that case the door actually swings open and shifts toward the inside of the cabinet.
Does anyone have any ideas? I can actually mix hinges if need be, but I like the adjustability of the european hinges.

-- Stevo

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#1 posted 04-18-2013 10:36 PM

double the bulkhead and use full overlay hinges. Search for long through or thick door hinges. or salice makes a 270 degree hinge that when next to another allows the door to swing flat against the door hinged next to it. search salice 270

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#2 posted 04-21-2013 07:06 PM

thanks Joey

-- Stevo

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