Concealed hinges kitchen cabs

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Old 12-02-04, 01:44 PM
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Concealed hinges kitchen cabs

I'm looking for concealed hinges to convert our kitchen cabinet doors. I bought all three versions available at Home Depot, and none of them will work with my arrangement. I'm wondering if anyone knows if these is such an animal that will work with my arrangement.

It's kind of hard to describe the doors, so I made a quick sketch. Can anyone help?

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Old 12-02-04, 02:15 PM
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It appears you have a rabbit cut out of the door all the way around. Euro hinges need a full square edge on the back side in order to work.

Euro hinges can go from 5/8" door to 1-1/8" thick. Doors thicker than 7/8" require a eurohinge that is called a "Thick Door Hinge"
 
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Old 12-02-04, 07:16 PM
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I'm afraid sawdustguy is right. Concealed (european style) hinges do not work for a door with the rabbet all the way around. A partial wrap hing is the only way to go, and probably what you have already.
 
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Old 12-02-04, 07:26 PM
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You're afraid I'm right? What a vote of confidence!
 
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Old 12-02-04, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Sawdustguy
You're afraid I'm right? What a vote of confidence!

D'oh!

You're always right.
 
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Old 12-02-04, 08:51 PM
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Ok, that's better! Hehehe
 
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Old 12-03-04, 12:42 AM
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Thanks for the quick replies. So does this mean that the only hinge I can use needs to be on the outside? Sorry, but I don't really know the terminology (partial wrap hinge).

The hinges we have are on the outside and they just look terrible. They are kind of "Z" shaped (is that what is meant by "partial wrap"?)

We have two doors where there isn't enough meat around the doors for the hinges, and looks roughly like this:



It's awful!

P.S. What if I were to route out the area for the "Euro" hinges so that they were at the level below the rabbit? Might that work?
 
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Old 12-03-04, 04:52 AM
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Unfortunately, it won't work. You need to have a full thickness of material. The hinge cup sits down about 9/16" and it needs to be the same thickness the whole way through on the hinge side. You can go to www.rockler.com to find more hinges.

Yes, they will be hinges you'll see. Wrap around means the same thing as the "Z" you're talking about. It wraps around the rabbited part of the door.
 
 

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