Whether you are building new cabinets or restoring old cabinets, the hinges you choose will play an important part in the renovation process. Not only will you want the hinges to blend aesthetically with the rest of your kitchen but you will also want the hinges to help your cabinet doors last for years to come. Fortunately, you came to the right place. HardwareSource proudly offers a wide selection of demountable hinges.
A demountable hinge is a relatively unique type of cabinet hinge that has far-reaching benefits. Demountable hinges attach with an insert that fits into a slot that is cut into the door, the cabinet, or both. Once the hinge is inside the slot, it can be tightened to keep it in place. Should you need to remove the cabinet door for cleaning or another reason, all you need to do is simply loosen the hinge again. Plus, they are a snap to mount and uninstall as your needs change.
Whether you are looking for a hinge-to-frame or a hinge-to-door attachment, we have all your needs covered in this selection. We keep our selection stocked with two types of demountable hinges: single and double demountable hinges. Better yet, we offer an array of decorative finishes to complement the existing hardware and fixtures in your home. Some of the most popular finishes we offer include oil-rubbed bronze, sterling nickel, and burnished brass. You can narrow your search by selecting the desired tone or hinge size in our Shopping Options column.
What are the benefits of a demountable hinge?
Although demountable hinges may seem more complex than traditional overlay hinges and installation can be somewhat difficult without prior experience, they are ideal for anyone who appreciates three-way adjustability as well as the ability to quickly mount and demount doors. When it comes to moving furniture in and out of a room and even painting or staining your cabinets after installation, these specialty hinges will come in handy and save you a lot of effort and time. Plus, these hinges are popular for retrofitting and updating kitchen cabinetry on a tight budget.
Which type of demountable hinge is best?
Trying to decide which type of demountable hinge to get for your cabinets? Single demountable hinges can be attached to the face frame of your cabinet with two screws. The hinge then slips into a slot on the edge of the door. Double demountable hinges have two slots: one in the face of the cabinet frame and one in the edge of the door.
We offer double and single demountable hinges for overlay doors as well as partial inset doors on a face frame cabinet. An overlay door is typically larger than the cabinet opening that it covers. A partial inset door has a cutout on the edge.
Before making your final decision, it is important to record and keep the exact overlay dimensions in mind. Finding the precise dimensions is simple and straightforward. Start by closing the cabinet door and lining up the edge of the door with the edge of a piece of tape. Apply the tape to the face frame of the cabinet on the hinged side. Open the cabinet door and measure from the inside edge of the tape near the opening.
You can also draw a faint line on the face frame with the edge of the door as the straight edge. Measure from the line to the edge of the opening to determine the overlay. Be careful to count and confirm the number of hinges you need to complete the project. We recommend ordering a few extra hinges, just in case. If you have any questions about our selection or need help finding a specific product, please feel free to contact us for further assistance.