|Forum topic by skydiver||posted 10-06-2014 10:36 PM||968 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
10-06-2014 10:36 PM
So my wife started the project to refinish our kitchen cabinets before consulting with me and now I am left with the enviable problem with replacing the old brass hinges to match the new brushed stainless steel hardware.
I have found that my current hinges are next to impossible to find. They are a full wrap face frame mounted hinge that go on the cabinet face that has a 3/8” inset with a 1/2” lip overhang. The barrel of the hing is the only part on the old brass hinges that are visible. I have checked every hinge supplier I could find online to find comparable hinges in nickle or stainless to no avail.
I am now contemplating trying to retrofit the cabinets to a European hidden cup hinge but the two cup hinge manufacturers I spoke too just referred me to their catalog to choose. This problem is I cannot figure out what hinge combination I would use to properly position the cabinet in the face frames with the proper inset while still having the pivot point for the cabinet door properly position to prevent binding with the overlay & inset and since these are a retrofit, I don’t have a spare cabinet to drill a cup cut into to test.
Has anyone any suggestions