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Forum topic by Brodan posted 01-04-2015 01:17 AM 883 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-04-2015 01:17 AM

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I want to put inset doors with leaded glass on the tv stand I’ve built. The face of the doors will be flush with the cabinet face. To access the DVD player etc the doors will swing down…pivoting on pins. Then pivot back up and held closed using a ball detent at the top. I don’t know what the hardware that the door pivots on is called so I don’t know what to search for. I want a minimum gap so a knife hinge won’t work.
I’ve sketched in what I’m thinking. A bracket with a pin screwed to the back of door, with a receiver screwed inside the casing.

I appreciate help with the name of this or suggestion of something better.


-- Dan, TN

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#1 posted 01-04-2015 01:40 AM

I usually will go to a hardware specialist for this kind of thing. Look up hinges and pulls and call around till you find a place with a knowledgeable person. Usually some independent business.

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#3 posted 01-04-2015 03:12 AM

jerryminer has lead you in the right direction. Current promotion for Rockler’s is free shipping for $25.00 or more orders and today is the last day for it…...(1/3/15).....

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#4 posted 01-04-2015 03:12 AM

Yes jerryminer. That’s not what I had in mind but that certainly looks like it will do what I am looking for.

Thanks, Dan

-- Dan, TN

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#5 posted 01-04-2015 03:26 AM

Couldn’t you recess the knife hinges into the frame and door to get a tighter reveal?

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