Hinges for Thin Door and Drawer Fronts
Blum Expando T hinges have a unique pressure-fit mounting system that only requires 1/4-in. penetrations into cabinet doors and drawer faces.
To accommodate designers and cabinetmakers looking to incorporate thin doors and drawer fronts into their designs, Blum has introduced a new line of hinges, lifts, and drawer-box hardware. The thin-front hardware relies on the company’s line of expansion fittings, which they call Expando T, to establish a firm mechanical connection. Rather than the usual hinge cups, the prongs of these hinges drop into holes that are just under 1/4 in. (6 mm) deep and are then tightened with a screwdriver. The hardware has been tested and approved for use with doors and drawer fronts between 8 mm and 14 mm thick, made from particle board, MDF, HDF, granite, ceramic, porcelain, and more. A pair of thin-door, 110°, soft-close hinges sells for about $35 online.
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