How To Choose The Right Hinges For Your Project

Mounting is the technique used to secure a photograph to a mount or display board. Additional thoughts about your shower configuration: The shower configuration along with the weight of your glass panels and hinge types may bring a few other elements into your design. Set up your drill press with a 35mm Forstner bit and a clamped fence to register the edge of the doors when drilling. Configuration: Your glass shower configuration will first be determined by your existing bathroom space – unless you are doing a major remodel or new construction. Deluxe (adjustable mount) butt hinge: A butt hinge with elongated mounting slots that allow you to adjust doors horizontally and vertically for a perfect fit.

Painted/Stained Doors: 45 days for production (ESTIMATED) add an average of 5 days for shipping. The advantage of this method is that the image will stay centered under the picture mat opening so you do not need to hinge the mat to the mount board. If you need additional help, it is most beneficial if you can email us some pictures of your existing cabinet hinges for us to review. Browse our period-authentic surface mount hinges and find the ideal style and finish. Overlay doors are mounted over the face frame, extend 3/4 in. or more past the opening, and are less fussy to install. At this stage, it’s best to drive a wedge under the gate you’ve just hung to stop it swinging while you work.

This is a well thought out jig that makes drilling the holes for European style hinges simple, accurate and repeatable. Frame Size – Typically, the frame size is defined as the interior size, or recessed area, of the frame, or in other words the part that encompasses the mat, glass and backing. The H and HL hinges are also rustic-type hinges used on light cabinetwork where appearance is extremely important.

My other point is that mortising both door and frame adds to the complexity of making a cabinet for a limited aesthetic pay back. They also come in variations for mounting at different angles, for blind corners and for situations where the door must be fully off to the side to allow access to a drawer. Adjust fit and drive the final screw: The overlay hinge adds a nice aesthetic to your country-inspired cabinet. The hinges should be placed so that one is 7-inches from the top of the door frame, and the other is located 11-inches from the bottom of the door-frame.

Recessed hinges require wood to be removed from the door for the hinge to sit flush. Choose from our assortment of surface mount cabinet and door hinges which are perfect for your home. Hinges can be made from a wide variety of materials, from steel to copper, and have an equally broad range of finishes. Recessed hinges require the removal of wood to allow the hinge to be mortised into the wood.

T-hinge: After you have hinged the mat to the mount board (see hinging mat to mount board above), place your image under the mat and center it. Once it is centered use some paper weights to hold the image in place. The standard mount for a work of art on paper is a mat composed of a window and a back board (see Figure 1). The two boards are held together with a strip of cloth tape along one edge, usually the top. Make sure you do a good clean job; excess material will keep the hinges from laying flat and cause binding when you open and close the door. Concealed hinges require a flat-bottomed hole drilled in the back of the door stile.

If you are installing door hinges on a brand new door, the top hinge is traditionally placed five-inches from the top of the door and the bottom hinge ten-inches from the bottom of the door. If this area is very spacious, you can build one side with a door flanked by adjacent glass panels. Heavy duty strap hinges are used for manually-operated or power-operated large swinging wood and metal doors, and also on small doors which have a high frequency of operation (constant daily use). Typically hinges are placed three or four inches in from the top and bottom ends of the doors.

If the mount board is thicker than the mat board you will need to place something under the mat board so it is even with the mount board. There is an offset in the hinge strap of ¾” – 1” to allow for clearance of hardware between doors when doors are closed. European hinge: A type of concealed hinge especially popular on frameless Euro-style cabinets but also available for face-frame applications.

No-mortise hinge: A style of surface-mounted hinge that screws directly to the cabinet and the door without any mortises or special recesses being cut into the surfaces. Wet mounting is similar to pressure-sensitive mounting however; you must apply wet glue or paste to the mount board yourself. Our Design Your Frame technology lets you choose your own frame style, frame moulding, matting, custom insignias, and upgraded glass options. I also think the method where you only mortise the doors for the hinges and surface mount the hinges on the frame is under appreciated.

They rarely need to be wider than three inches, Very large hinges or a strip across the top of the object may restrict the natural movement of the paper and encourage rippling. For this method, simply place two small pencil dots on the wall where the bottom two corners of glass should sit. Butt Hinges are made to mount either to the side of the face frame and to the side of the door ( like the walk thru doors in your home )….. or they can be surface mounted on both the door and face frame. There are a number of tools that will make installing hinges easier and more accurate.

Surface-mount hinge: A hinge that does not need a hole or mortise to be drilled in the door or cabinet in order to mount it. It simply mounts to the surface. For Euro-style concealed hinges, use the chart at right to calculate how many hinges you’ll need for a given door height and weight. It’s best to go slowly doing this as you do not want to find the drill bit going all the way through the gate as there is a risk of bursting out/splitting the opposite side of the gate. This allows the door to adjust up/down while the hinges keep the door from falling out.

A front window may be used, but is not necessary; if a window mat is not used, spacers maintain the distance between the glass and the backing. When you’re satisfied with the placement, carefully position one hinge, centering the barrel along the gap at the back of the box. Full inset cabinet doors are used on cabinets where the door butts up against the edge of the cabinet opening. Make sure the doors are sitting at the right height and tighten the screws on the back plate. The pintle can be offset from the hinge for mounting to an open frame, or set back on the face of a wall to allow open doors to clear the doorway. Since glass is heavier than plastic, it may be impractical for very large prints.

For valuable photographs that will be displayed continually, we recommend using UV glass (or UV plexi) to filter out light rays that can damage photographs. Make sure that your new hinges are the right size, and match the measurements of the old hinges. For this sequence, we’ll install one-piece, partial overlay hinges on a face frame cabinet to hang a flat-panel door. Now, mark pilot holes for the baseplate screws on the face frame or the side wall of the cabinet.

Place the drill bit in the square bolt hole of the hinge and drill through the gate until you, or your glamorous assistant if you have one (!), can see the spur of the bit coming through the other side of the gate. Depending on your shower door configuration (will it be attached to a wall or another glass panel) we may recommend reducing the glass thickness, and thus the weight of the shower door.

The variable overlay hinge accomodates any overlay dimension because it attaches to the surface of the cabinet and not to the edge of the cabinet opening. The wood grain on cabinet doors and fronts usually varies in color, so take one of the doors to a hardware store or home center, and buy three different colors of putty. Side-mount hinges notch into along the sides of your shower door and are therefore slightly more noticeable.

One way to mount your photograph is to use acid free hinging tape or tissue such as Lineco Self Adhesive Hinging Tissue to attach the image directly to the mat. Position the hinges: Put four thicknesses of self-adhesive notepaper (Post-It is one brand) between the base and lid, positioning the spacers near the ends of the box so they won’t interfere with hinge placement. As you’ll see, a box hinge offers a perfect solution to a woodworker’s common dilemma. Place a small piece of glass over this with a weight of at least one pound on top.

To mount with T-hinges, turn the photograph front-side down on a clean surface. Glass Thickness Type: Some people begin by choosing glass thickness for their frameless shower. Adjust the hinges until they are square to the edge of the door, and carefully drill a pair of pilot holes for screws that fasten the hinge cups to the doors. It may also be called a variable overlay hinge because the amount that the door overlays the door opening in the cabinet is not a fixed amount set by the hinge configuration.

Doors are usually beveled from three to five degrees on the strike” side of the door where it hits the door stops. As you’ll see, the finished height of the door is equal to the opening in the carcase minus the thickness of two mending plates. Draw a perpendicular line across the door stile to mark the center of each hinge. After both sides have been adhered you will now mount it to the mounting board.

The usual overlay for kitchen cabinet doors is 3⁄8 in. The face frame of this cabinet has rails and stiles that are 2 in. wide, so rip a plywood strip 1-5⁄8 in. wide, and place it flush with the bottom rail. Before installing any cabinet, it’s a good idea to remove the doors so they don’t get damaged or interfere with installation. After even one installation, you’ll probably agree: cabinet door hinges don’t get much easier than this!