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Cabinet Hinges

Cabinet Hinge Screwhole Patterns for Semi-Concealed Hinges There is good news and bad news about the screwhole patterns of semi-concealed cabinet hinges. The good news is that most semi-concealed cabinet hinges made today use a center-to-center screwhole spacing of 2-1/8″ on the “Face Frame Wing” of the hinge. The bad news is that there is [...]

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Here are examples of the finishes of some of our cabinet hinges. Please keep in mind that computer monitors do not give a completely accurate rendering of colors and textures. See our Cabinet Hinge Section for our large selection of styles and finishes.

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Article shows how to adjust Blum European style hinges.

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An entertainment center is a piece of cabinetry that houses a television screen and all the accompanying audio and video equipment. It can be built-in or free standing (for example an armoire). For our purposes we are interested in how the doors hinge. This is important because when open, the door must be able to be [...]

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Cabinet Door Types; Overlay Doors, Inset Doors, and Offset Doors There are four basic cabinet door hinge types: Overlay cabinet doors (the door is larger than the opening and “lays over” it) Full Inset cabinet doors (the door fits completely in the opening and is flush with the cabinet surface) Partial Inset cabinet doors (part of [...]

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How to Measure the Inset on a Partial Inset Door A partial inset door is generally found on a cabinet which has a face frame. When the door is closed part of the thickness of the door fits inside the opening of the cabinet (this is the “inset”) and part of the door “overlays” the cabinet opening (this is [...]

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How to Measure Your Overlay A face frame cabinet is a cabinet which has a front panel into which an opening has been cut. An overlay door is a door which, when closed, lays “on top” of the cabinet opening (no part of the door goes into the opening since the door is larger than the opening). [...]

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The following images show s how to identify the different types of cabinet doors which will help you decide which hinges you need for your doors. All images are shown in cross section and viewed from above . Face Frame Cabinet with an Overlay Door Face Frame Cabinet with an Inset Door Frameless Cabinet (no [...]

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