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Forum topic by kykyle posted 12-30-2013 05:44 PM 466 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kykyle

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12-30-2013 05:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hinges toy box

I’m working on building a toy box for my nephew and want it to be as safe as possible. I’d like to find some hinges that will hold the top in place no matter how far it is opened in order to avoid having it slam and hurt a child. Anyone have experience with a specific hinge that they can recommend? The top will be 3/4” solid oak, 38” by 20”. TIA


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#1 posted 12-30-2013 06:06 PM

I just completed the rough build of a toy box as well and have ordered the hinges here:

http://www.hardwaresource.com/hinges/SPECIALTY+HINGES/Chest+Hinges+-+Box+Hinges+-+Lid+Supports/Toy+Box+Lid+Supports/Toy+Box+Lid+Supports%2C+Weight+Rated

I cant say how well they work yet, but that is what I am going with.

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#2 posted 12-31-2013 01:23 AM

I haven’t used them, but these look like what you are after.

-- Art

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#3 posted 12-31-2013 01:26 AM

I’m about to use those torsion stay hinges that Art recommended on a build, but do note that they only attach to a 3/4” thick back. I had to use other hinges on a cedar chest because it had trim around the top. These worked for me, but they lock at a specific angle, not what you’re looking for, I don’t think.

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