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cutworm

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12-13-2013 12:25 AM

Anyone know what this bracket is called and or where they are sold? The photo is from the Costco website and it’s a frame with a full length mirror that hangs on the existing door hinges with shelves on the back that you can access by swinging the frame out. I would like to make one for my daughter but can’t find the brackets. Thanks for the help.
Steve

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"


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tefinn

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#1 posted 12-13-2013 02:52 AM

I’ve never seen hardware like that before. It’s very possible the hinge set up is exclusive to that manufacturer.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#2 posted 12-13-2013 04:22 AM

I’m having trouble getting a good perspective on it. Do you have a link to it?

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#3 posted 12-13-2013 12:39 PM

Here is a link. It’s a nice space saver for the ladies.

http://www.costco.com/.product.804990.html?&EMID=jobid

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#4 posted 12-13-2013 01:04 PM

Wow, that’s a weird one. I couldn’t find it anywhere. As an alternative, you could just use cabinet hinges, you can probably just surface mount them so they are behind the door/shelf thing when it is closed.

That is a cool idea for storage, don’t tell my wife, or she’ll be wanting me to make one.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#5 posted 12-13-2013 02:35 PM

Interesting…. It appears to be a small company and they hold a patent on the hinge…
Option 1: Honest and will probably work.
I would call them at 239-643-5573 and explain that you like their product, you are an amateur woodworker and would like to make a maple/cherry/walnut/exotic cabinet for your daughter/wife/girlfriend/mistress. Ask if they sell the hinges separately and explain that you love the item but don’t want it in white, but in a heirloom quality cabinet.

Option 2: Call and tell them the hinges were missing… this is not honest…

Option 3: Get some Brass or copper bar, bend it 90 degrees, chamfer the bent end, drill a hole in it, drill two holes in the other side – bingo product made. It is patented, but that only protects them from you going into business making their product, it doesn’t stop you from making one for your own use.

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#6 posted 12-13-2013 02:46 PM

Great Ideas puppy. Thanks.
Giving them a call.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#7 posted 12-13-2013 06:36 PM

I wouldn’t bother with those parts. Just use cabinet hinges and attach the assembly to the back of the door. Most interior doors only have 2 hinges, so I don’t see from the photo how anything could be attached using the door hinges.

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#8 posted 12-13-2013 06:53 PM

They have fashioned a bracket that inserts into the hinge pin…. it’s a piggy back hinge if you will… it’s clever but doesn’t solve clearance problems.

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#9 posted 12-13-2013 07:45 PM

Looks like it is option 3 puppy. They won’t sell them. But I zoomed in on a pic and can probably fabricate a set. Looks pretty straight forward. Thanks dudes.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#10 posted 12-13-2013 08:02 PM

http://www.google.com.mx/patents/US8113608

Here is the patent with detailed drawings… should make fabrication easier. :)

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#11 posted 12-13-2013 08:10 PM

http://www.google.com.mx/patents/US20090200903 This is a related patent that is worth looking at too.

Interesting how they did the hinge. Also shows the detail on how to deal with clearance issues. Please be sure to post pictures of your finished project. :)

Patent infringement is a bit murky… but research is clearly covered. So making one to study it would be covered… but US law appears to prohibit the making an item for personal use.

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#12 posted 12-14-2013 12:10 AM

You’re the man puppy!

You need to work for CSI.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#13 posted 12-14-2013 12:43 AM

Lee Valley has a extensive hardware catalog that may be worth checking out, it may be they have something similar to this bracket. Good luck…BC Take a peek at this http://www.leevalley.com/EN/hardware/page.aspx?p=46438&cat=3,41241

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#14 posted 12-14-2013 01:21 AM

Look at the Hafele catalog. The last print version I had was
about 1000 pages and they have a lot of interesting
hardware from Europe.

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#15 posted 12-14-2013 11:27 PM

check leevalley

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