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Forum topic by americanwoodworker posted 10-28-2014 03:21 PM 669 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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americanwoodworker

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10-28-2014 03:21 PM

Guys, need some help with choosing euro hinges. I have never worked with them before so I am a little confused here.

What I have is a framed faced cabinet. The frame is 1.5 inches wide. The door is going to sit flush over the frame.

Where I am mostly confused is where everyone says I need a full overlay hinge for face framed cabinet. But then I get even more options with no explanation. The overlays are different. They range from 1/2” to 1 7/16”. Am I supposed to pick a an overlay hinge that matches the width of the face frame? Or does this mean the amount of the frame that is covered after the door is built would be the overlay dimensions? For example: If the door extends over the frame a half inch on all sides that would be a half inch overlay?

Can someone dumb it down for a dummy?

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#1 posted 10-28-2014 03:37 PM

? For example: If the door extends over the frame a half inch on all sides that would be a half inch overlay?

Can someone dumb it down for a dummy?

- americanwoodworker

Correct, most brands have two styles of hinges (straight arm,cranked arm) depending on how much you want your door to hang over the FF would depict which style hinge to use, then you dial in the overlay with the different size mounting plates.

If you could tell us how much of an overlay you want and what brand hinges your looking at someone will be able to tell you what to use.

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#2 posted 10-28-2014 03:45 PM

Sounds like he’s talking about a face frame hinge, which does not come in straight and cranked. As the OP mentioned, you select them based on the overlay, which is how much the door overlaps the face frame.

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#3 posted 10-28-2014 04:05 PM



Sounds like he s talking about a face frame hinge, which does not come in straight and cranked. As the OP mentioned, you select them based on the overlay, which is how much the door overlaps the face frame.

- Ger21


I use Blum hinges almost every day and they come either way. You just use a face frame mounting plate.

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#4 posted 10-28-2014 04:15 PM

You will like them, they are pretty easy to work with. The 3 way adjustability is a real plus. Just make sure you don’t get hinges for inset doors. Most Euro hinges sold are for overlay applications.
Good luck.

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#5 posted 10-28-2014 04:27 PM

Great! thanks everyone

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#6 posted 10-28-2014 04:54 PM

Could you share the link for those hinges?

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#7 posted 10-28-2014 07:52 PM

Check out the resources at Blum

http://www.blum.com/us/en/02/90/

Lots of good info

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