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seabiscuit

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06-07-2013 09:34 PM

I purchased some Blum concealed hinges to mount my doors to my new cabinet. The face from of the cabinet is about 0.80 inches thick, but the hinges (and all concealed hinges that I have found) appear to be made for 3/4 inch wood. They have metal tabs that hug the 3/4 face frame. Since my wood is slightly thicker, these tabs don’t hug it and instead they don’t fit it.

Anyone have any experience with this, or have any ideas? I thought of bending the metal tabs back as the doors will get little use and are not that large / heavy, so I don’t think the extra insurance against twisting is 100% necessary.

Thought?


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Edziu

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#1 posted 06-07-2013 09:47 PM

Hey there fellow LJ: I’ll assume you bought hinges like this: http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=2283&site=ROCKLER

What I would recommend is a hinge like this: http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=25383&site=ROCKLER

The second choice can be used on a face frame regardless of it’s thickness.

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#2 posted 06-07-2013 09:56 PM

I purchased something that looks similar to this:

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#3 posted 06-07-2013 09:59 PM

I think I might return them and get something along the lines of this:
It appears to be more suited for variable thickness frames.

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#4 posted 06-07-2013 10:45 PM

those are compact hinges you are using. We work witht 15/16 lumber and when I need to use compact hinges, I just screw the hinge in the FF allowing the tabs to inbed into the FF lumber. Works well for us and no issues.

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#5 posted 06-08-2013 01:54 PM

Thanks. I might try that. It is maple, so hopefully the screw pull will be enough to drive it into the wood.

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#6 posted 06-08-2013 02:20 PM

what if you need to adjust the door?

If you dent it in one place then try and move it….I don’t know.

Buying a different hinge if you still can seems like a better idea. Your second choice is a good one.

I hate making stuff work (forcing it) that is not right. You would have to tap it with a hammer to dent in to maple. That little screw won’t be enough to draw it square. I see aggravation and regret in this procedure. But, it will work. I wonder if it would look better to grind the tabs off?

looks fine from my house. HA! JK!

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#7 posted 06-08-2013 09:05 PM

Grind or file the tabs off?

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#8 posted 06-08-2013 09:16 PM

Lee beat me to it.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#9 posted 06-09-2013 12:50 AM

Just had this happen today, one day after commenting on this forum. Grinding the tabs would be great, but in a pinch and without a grinder I just installed the hinge and forced the tabs to imbed into the maple wood. The screw was not strong enough to do this so using a hammer I tapped and allowed the hinge tabs to imprint. It may not be the most proper way but I guarantee the hinge will not fail or fall off. We only use compact hinges in certain areas.

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