Are you looking for a self-closing solution for your cabinet doors or a fine woodworking project? A hinge with a spring mechanism may just be the key to all your hardware woes. A spring hinge is a type of hinge that returns the door to the closed position using either an internal or external spring. These adjustable hinges are popularly used for cabinet doors but also in soundproofed rooms, such as recording studios. We keep our selection of spring-loaded hinges stocked with only the highest quality hardware, so you can rest assured that any product you choose will last for many years.
What type of spring door hinge do you need?
Spring-loaded door hinges add convenience and simplicity to any application that calls for automatic closing. What's more, these hinges are easy to adjust in terms of tension, using a couple of different mechanisms, so you can ensure that any door behaves the way you want it to. Many of the spring-loaded hinges we supply are not handed, which means that they will work on both right-hand and left-hand doors. In addition to offering a variety of finishes, we also offer three varieties of spring hinges in this selection alone, including barrel, butt, and surface-mounted options.
Barrel: This hinge is specifically designed for light-duty doors of cabinets and chests. It features two barrel pins that are recessed into the edge of the door and the frame as well as a jointed connection between those pins that pivots.
Butt: This hinge is the most common style you will see on cabinet doors, entry doors, and passage doors. It consists of two leaf plates that are anchored to the edge of the door and the door jamb. As they come together, the leaf plates are hidden between the door and the door frame whenever the door is in the closed position.
Surface-Mount: This spring hinge can be mounted without the need for a mortise to be cut into the door or the door frame. It consists of one leaf that secures to the door and another leaf that secures to the frame.
There are three main types of spring hinge action to choose from: single-acting, double-acting, and reverse-acting. Single-acting hinges allow doors to swing open in one direction whereas double-acting hinges allow doors to swing open in both directions, returning the door to its center closed position. A double-acting spring door hinge is also known as a saloon door hinge or café door hinge. Reverse-acting hinges are designed to do the exact opposite of a traditional spring hinge, helping you to open a door with ease. Over the years many door manufacturers have started using unique screw hole patterns. We stock spring door hinges to match Pease, Johnson Integrity, Acorn, Peachtree, Castlegate, and Perma-Door patterns, just to name a few.
We offer many different sizes and shapes to choose from, so you are sure to find the perfect solution. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about spring-loaded hinges!