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02-06-2015 02:04 AM

Topic tags/keywords: euro-style hinges best face-frame recommendation refurbishing

Hello Everyone:

My wife and I are remodeling the kitchen in a condo we recently purchased. We are going to paint the doors, drawers and face frames on the kitchen cabinets, to give the kitchen a more modern look.

I would like to replace the conventional hinges with Euro-style hinges. I purchased a set of the Blum Euro-style for a face-frame cabinet 110 degree hinges from Rockler to experiment with. I would say the quality of these hinges are “okay”, but they did not blow me away, either.

I visited the Blum website, and downloaded their catalog. I think their Model 38N looks better than the ones Rockler sells, but that is a guess on my part. I’m also not sure if the “compact” hinges give me any useful benefit over the conventionally-sized hinges.

So, does anyone have any recommendations for Euro-style hinges for face-frame cabinets? I plan to leave the cabinets in place on the wall, so ease of installation is also important.

Thanks for any guidance on this issue.

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#1 posted 02-06-2015 07:05 AM

I like and have used the Blum 120 degree clip top hinge straight-arm style with their face frame base plates. The base plate you get is dependent on the overlay for your doors. I’m assuming you doors are overlay type as you didn’t provide that information.

What I don’t like about the N 38s is they leave to much gap between the door and face frame on the hinge side.

The ones I mentioned with server you well in the long run.

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