Toy Box Hinges

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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 235 days ago

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

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

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#2 posted 235 days ago

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

-- Art

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#3 posted 235 days ago

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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