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!
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.