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Forum topic by djpal15 posted 10-20-2014 01:21 PM 571 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-20-2014 01:21 PM

I recently started my first woodworking project building a bench seat with a flip top lid. My bench seat would consists two parts. One being mounted to the bench frame and the other hinged to that with storage inside. My original intention was the mount hinges on top and possibly mortise them in. The wife has thrown me a curve ball and says she wants hinges to be hidden. After doing some research I have come across these and am wondering if these will work with the bench seat I have planned. If not what do you all recommend? Will this create a ‘floating lid’ with the ‘flip top piece’ Attached are some pictures to help explain.In the second picture the piece on the right is mounted to the frame. Any help would be appreciated.

I posted this on Saturday and it was just approved today. I have since found a solution (cedar chest hinges from Rockler) works perfect!

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#1 posted 10-22-2014 04:52 AM

There’s a lot of European hardware designed for such applications. An elegant solution might be the one depicted in the image below.

Blind Corner hinges might be an easier and cheap way to do the same. They mount from the backside. However, there would not be much strength in the hinges so the seat needs support to take the weight off the hinges.

Blum Blind Corner Hinge Specs

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#2 posted 10-29-2014 06:50 PM

JAAune, thanks for the suggestions. Those definitely look like an option and are something I will consider for the next project requiring hinges.

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