|Forum topic by _bp||posted 08-18-2009 02:27 AM||6863 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
08-18-2009 02:27 AM
This is my first post here everyone, so hello.
This post will be two parts: part one is the fluff, part two is the actual question.
I am on my second project. The first was the obligatory cutting board. This one is kitchen cabinets. The skills involved don’t intimidate me much, but the scale and expense is no joke. I spent about three weeks designing the cabinets in sketchup, to the most anal detail. Used the cutlist plugin to print out my cut list and parts list and I am now well on my way. A sidenote: That cutlist plugin is amazing. 450 parts spread over a 15 page spreadsheet is a bit more than I would have been able to go at freestyle I think.
I am finishing up the boxes at the moment, will start milling the lumber for face frames and doors this weekend, so I started thinking about the metal bits. I designed the cabinets so there will be a 1/4 reveal between all drawers, doors and edges. With a couple of exceptions in corners and rows, and with 1 1/2 inch face frames, I planned for 1 3/8 overlay hinges would give me a 1/8 reveal on the hinge side. That means a 1/4 inch reveal once the boxes are pushed together. Actually, the boxes that don’t but against another will have 1 5/8 inch face frames (this also leaves me a little bit for scribing.
Now onto my question about hinges.
I should probably get this sorted out before I go and order 50 hinges and cut up a bunch of wood.