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11-21-2013 10:24 PM

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Hi Guys and Gals,

Silly question that I should know the answer to and / or be able to find on the internet,but can’t:

I’m making full overlay European style kitchen cabinets and I’m ready to drill the holes for the Blum hinges. How far from the top and bottom of the door do I put them? Is there a standard, or a percentage of the door height?

-- Anything is possible when you have no idea what you're talking about.

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#1 posted 11-21-2013 11:07 PM

I usually use 2-4” depending on the height of the door.

There is no standard that I am aware of, but as my wife tells me, I’m usually wrong.

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#2 posted 11-21-2013 11:36 PM

I just eyeballed it…somewhere between 3-4 inches from each end.

Or you could run down to the big box store and measure one of their display cabinets. :-)

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#3 posted 11-22-2013 12:20 AM

Thanks Dallas, Stringer. That helps a lot.

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#4 posted 11-22-2013 02:14 AM

industry standard 3 inches. there are variables i.e.: pull out drawers where slides may interfere,etc.

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#5 posted 11-22-2013 12:35 PM

Cabmaker has it right. Its the pull outs like he says.

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#6 posted 11-22-2013 01:57 PM

Dunno if this helps, but when I was installing mine, I had 16 to do at the time, so I made a jig for marking the hole positions out of some hardboard. Basically just drilled a hole large enough for my awl to poke through to mark the positions of the mounting screws to pre-drill. Had stops on both faces of one end to butt up against the top/bottom of the door to position it at the same point on each (3” in, like cabmaker said) door. Also let me test my setup on scrap, then mark all 16 in about 1 minute.

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