What size hinges for 1" thick cabinet doors

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Forum topic by BetTheFarm posted 12-18-2013 06:33 PM 1433 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-18-2013 06:33 PM

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Hello all,

I recently made 25 doors for my custom cabinets. The doors are of the inset variety and are about 1” thick as is the face frame. In the past, I only made 3/4” doors and used butt hinges that measured 1 5/8” wide. This size hinge worked perfectly for the 3/4” thick doors, but I am not sure if I need larger hinges for my new 1” thick doors. I want to be sure that I am ordering the correct hinges as they are quite pricey.

So the question is: can I use 1 5/8” wide butt hinges for 1” thick doors or should I use a larger size?

Thanks for any advice you may have!

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#1 posted 12-19-2013 06:24 AM

This depends on how much space you are going to have between your doors, and at that I would think you are going for an effect using these particular type hinges rather than a european inset type hing.

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#2 posted 12-19-2013 12:10 PM

These are all inset doors with a gap of approximately 3/32” between the doors and the face frame.

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