Hinge Information Resources

How to Measure your Overlay

Article shows how to measure the overlay of a cabinet door with a face frame.

Cabinet Door Types

Shows five different types of cabinet door set-ups: face frame with an overlay door, face frame with an inset door, frameless cabinet with an inset door, frameless cabinet with an overlay door, and partial inset doors.

Face Frame and Frameless Cabinets

Image shows the difference between a Face Frame Cabinet and a Frameless Cabinet

How to Measure the Inset on a Partial Inset Door

Article shows how to measure the inset and the lip on a cabinet with partial inset doors.

What is a “Pair of Hinges”?

It is a myth that hinges are always sold by the pair.

What is a Hinge Joint?

What exactly is this mysterious thing called a “Hinge Joint”?

Cabinet Doors; Overlay Doors, Inset Doors, and Offset Doors

Which kind of hinge is right for the type of cabinet installation type that you have?

All about Door Hinges for Residential Doors

Everything you need to know about Residential Door Hinges, such as guidance for different types of doors, number of hinges to use per door, hinge size to use, where to mount and other considerations.

All about Entertainment Center Hinges

Special considerations related to hinges for entertainment centers.

How to Estimate Door Weights

The door weight table gives approximate pounds per square foot for different door materials.

How to Adjust Blum European Style Hinges

Article shows how to adjust Blum European style hinges.

Screw Hole Spacing for Blum European Hinges.

This diagram shows the screw hole pattern for Blum Hinges.

Cabinet Hinge Finishes

Pictures that show the finishes of some of our cabinet hinges.

Hinges for Gates, Barn Doors and Carriage House Doors

Hinges for gates, barn doors, and carriage house doors include surface-mounted hinges, heavy-duty strap hinges, butt hinges with dummy straps, spring hinges and screw hook hinges or bolt hook hinges that allow easy on/off removal of door or gate.

All About Soss Invisible Hinges

A Soss Invisible Hinge is a hinge that is completely invisible or concealed from both the outside and the inside of the door when the door is in the closed position. Learn more about available hinges and how to install them.

About Hinges – An Overview

Do you know a butt hinge from a soss hinge? This is an introduction to the basics of working with hinges.

Information about Gates and Gate Hardware

Information related to outfitting your gate with a hinge, lock, latch or gate wheel. The weight and size of the gate imact what kind of hinge and hinge mount should be used.

About Screwhole Patterns for Cabinet Hinges

Information regarding the difficulty in matching screwhole patterns when changing cabinet hinges.

All about Offset and Center Hung Pivot Sets

Everything you need to know about offset and center hung pivot sets.

All about European Hinges

Everything you need to know about these modern high-tech hinges for cabinets.

All about Blum Hinges

History and information about this popular type of concealed hinges.

Why Swimming Pool Gates Are Important

Good swimming pool gate hinges and gate latches save lives.

Hinge Glossary

A listing of hinge terms and definitions for use with the HardwareSource.com website.

Door Handing

How to tell the handing of a door.

Links to Hinge Manufacturers

Links to some of the hinge manufacturers that you will find on HardwareSource.com

Photo of GC-2000 Gate Closer Installed on a Gate

Care of Solid Bronze Hardware

Information on the care of solid bronze hardware and what to expect as it ages.

Youngdale Hinge Installation Info

Diagrams show face frame and non-face frame installations for Youngdale #3 and #5 hinges. Also shown are door thicknesses and door opening angles.

Youngdale Hinge Installation Info

Diagrams show face frame and non-face frame installations for Youngdale #6, #65 and #8 hinges. Also shown are door thicknesses and door opening angles.

Diagram of European Hinge on a Frameless Overlay Cabinet

Diagram of European Hinge on a Face Frame Overlay Cabinet

Diagram of European Hinge on an Inset Door

Diagram of Typical Screw Hole Spacing for 35mm European Hinges

How to Measure a Mounting Plate Height

How to Measure Door Overlay on a “Notched” Face Frame Cabinet

How to Measure Medicine Cabinet Hinge

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