Shopping for hardware online can be difficult, especially if the hinge you need is very unique. However, we offer a wide assortment of special-purpose hinges that don't quite fit the typical categories. Our selection of special door hinges may just have the solution you need for a unique application or specialty project. We carry plain bearing butt hinges, bi-fold door hinges, "HL" style hinges, olive knuckle door hinges, surface-mounted pivot hinges, and so much more. Best of all, you can narrow your search by using our filters to sort by the base material, finish group, or size you need.
We offer several varieties of special door hinges!
Not all hinges are created equal, but a lot can hinge on the hardware you choose for a special application. That's where we can help. We are one of the only hardware suppliers who regularly stocks those elusive hinges you probably won't be able to find at your local hardware store.
Half Surface Hinge: This type of hinge consists of one leaf that is mortised into the door frame and another leaf that is mounted to the door's surface. When the hinge is set in the 90-degree closed position, the mortised leaf that attaches to the door jamb will require a one-inch-wide mortise. The surface-mounted leaf will cover two inches of width on the door's surface. These specialty hinges are excellent for installing new doors or screen doors into an existing frame. H and HL are the two basic shapes of half surface hinges that have been traditionally used for inset cabinet doors.
Olive Knuckle Door Hinge: This Paumelle-style type of hinge features an oval-shaped knuckle and has been manufactured for over two centuries without much variation in its design. This hinge is most often used for lighter, full-sized doors and offers a decorative alternative to traditional butt hinges. Only the single knuckle is visible when the door is in the closed position. A door installed with an olive knuckle hinge can also be lifted off the door frame in the closed position. Please note that these hinges are handed, but we offer a wide variety of sizes to suit all sorts of doors and preferences.
We also carry bi-fold hinges for folding screen partitions and surface-mounted pivot hinges to reinforced sagging doors as well as Type 316 stainless-steel hinges that are suitable for marine applications. We can help you find the special door hinges you need. We also proudly offer a variety of hardware finishes to choose from, including black, brass, bronze, chrome, nickel, steel, and other tones. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Single Acting: Single acting hinges swing in one direction. Double Acting: Double acting hinges swing in both directions.
Plain Bearing: Plain bearing is the simplest type of bearing. They are a good low cost option for lightweight doors. Ball Bearing: Ball bearing hinges have ball bearings to act as a buffer between the knuckles. They tend to be quieter and more durable than plain bearing hinges. They are recommended for heavy doors and doors fitted with closers. Roller Bearing: Roller bearings are able to support very heavy loads. Many of our heavy duty gate hinges are equipped with roller bearings.
Face Frame: Face frame cabinets have a “frame” that attaches to the front of the cabinet. The face frame gives the cabinet box extra strength while adding dimension to the door fronts. Face frame cabinets are commonly made by American cabinet manufactures. Frameless: Frameless cabinets do not have a face-frame, and instead rely on thicker side panels for strength. Frameless cabinets are very common in Europe, but have steadily been making their way into America, as they lend themselves well to contemporary and modern designs.
The center to center is the distance from the center of one screw hole to another. Most manufacturers use this measurement to identify the size of the pull.
Square Corner: Square corner hinges offer an upscale look. Corners must be mortised by hand. Radius Corner: Radius corners are typically only available on residential grade hinges. Corners are mortised using a router.
The diameter of the hole that is drilled into the back of the door to accommodate the hinge.
Decorative adornments on the top and bottom of the hinge's pin.
Single Demountable: Requires a slot be cut into the door. Double Demountable: Requires a slot be cut into the door and the cabinet frame.
Contemporary: Clean sleek lines. The most modern of styles. Glam: Glitzy and glamorous Global: These designs draw their inspiration from countries around the world. Mid-Century Modern: Hardware inspired by the Mid-Century Modern movement of the 1950s. Nature: Shapes and details from the natural world. Old-World/Rustic: Many products of this style have distressed finishes and a handmade appearance. Retro: Popular hardware designs from the past. Traditional: Classic designs with thoughtful shapes and details. Transitional: A nice blend of contemporary and traditional style.
Architectural Grade: Architectural grade hinges are typically used for custom doors and hardware upgrades. They are of higher quality and made of thicker material. Residential Grade: These hinges are used in most tract type housing. They are relatively thin and best used on light weight doors.
The product's measurement from top to bottom.
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The substance a product is made from.
The measurement from one side to another when the hinge is in the open position.
The degree the hinge will open to.
The overlay dimension is measured from the edge of the cabinet opening to the edge of the cabinet door when the door is in the closed position.
Clip-On: Clip on hinges attach to the mounting plate by snapping into place. One-Piece: One-piece hinges are permanently attached to the mounting plate. Screw-On: Screw-on hinges attach to the mounting plate by securing a screw.
Hinges without predrilled holes do not come with any holes for installation. Holes can be manually drilled into them at custom intervals.
To determine the screw hole spacing, on the door side of the hinge, measure the distance from the center of one screw hole to the center of the other.