Looking for ideas for Kitchen cabinet Hinges. concealed. euro style
I need to replace 10 hinges. 5 per door.
They need to be heavy duty for they carry a bit more weight than the average cabinet door.
These custom cabinet doors were built With spice racks attached. So They carry alot of extra weight. Doors/Hinges are approx. 15 yrs old.
Cant adjust the hinges anymore to keep them plum and level and closing the way they should.
So I just thought about replacing all 10 hinges.
Any suggestion as to which hinges to use and were to get them?
I checked on Rockler. Blum 170 degree looked like a good choice.
Thanks in advance.
Can you tell what you have at all?
You may just need to replace the moving hinge portion and reuse the base plate if you can tell who the mfg is, Blum, Grass, etc.
no.. i cant tell what they are.. So thats why i thought id replace all of them
170 degree hinges are more complex internally than 120 degree ones. That makes them more expensive. They also have more slop, in my experience. I pretty much stick to the Blum 120 degree ones. You can get better prices on hinges than Rockler offers. For instance, http://www.wwhardware.com
How big are the doors?
I've seen places that wouldn't put three on a 61x19x3/4 door with a can rack on the back--five is impressive.
How thick are the doors, too?
How far do the current ones open?
What's inside the cabinet? Roll or swing out shelves or the like, and you may need the 170's to clear those.
You could check the on-line catalogs for Accuraide, Blum, Haefle, and the like, you might get an eye ball match, which can be handy to find out the pocket needs to be 1mm deeper, or the cup screws are 1º differeint radially. (This is not fun to find out on site, trust me.)
it all depends on the cabinet box to door configuration.
do the cabinets have a wood face frame or are they edge banded box construction?
are the doors inset, full overlay, half overlay?
I would suggest going to the Blum website and matching the hinges to what you have.
any of their cup hinges are going to be plenty strong, if not add a third hinge to the door
Can you post a picture of one of your doors? Going to euro style hinges won't work if the stiles aren't wide enough for the hinge cups - or if the edges are beveled.
I've seen as many as four hinges used on really heavy doors.
IIRC, those 170* hinges have a fairly complex mechanism, they're pretty expensive, and they use a lot of space. I usually avoid them unless they're really needed.
Blum, Hettich, and Salice are three vendors that I've used and there are many others. If you aren't absolutely sure about the specific hinges and mounting plates you need, take a few pictures and a door to a cabinet hardware supplier and let them help you pick the right hardware.
Go to http://www.woodworkerssupply.com and check out the hinges. Good catalouge for free, that has all the schematics and angles of many manufacturers hinge sets.