Hinges for medicine cabinet question,thanks!

Old 11-18-03, 01:08 PM
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Hinges for medicine cabinet question,thanks!

Hi ,

I built my own medicine cabinet where the old recessed
laundry bin use to be.

The frame for the cabinet is flush with the tile walls on each side.

The frame is 3/4 " thick.

I will be putting in a frameless door and want concealed hinges.

I also need the door to open completely so it's flush with the tile wall to the left . I need it this way because the cabinet starts at the floor ( because the opening is where the recessed laundry bin was ) and comes up 40" and i can't have the door not open all the way and blocking the tub.

Being able to open it all the way will give me complete
clearence to the tub.


I tried a search for hinges that will do this and be concealed at the same time but i'm not sure what i'm looking at.

Can someone help me?

Thanks so very much : >

Old 11-18-03, 06:36 PM
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With only 3/4" framing and a 40" door, I would use piano hinge.
It would screw on inside the medicine cabinet door from top to bottom for strength and would be hidden.
Good Luck!
Old 11-19-03, 08:02 AM
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Hi Old Guy

You have helped me so much in the past!Thanks!

Listen, my post was'nt clear so let me try again.

The frame is 5" deep and 40" high.

When i say 3/4" that's when you look at the face of frame when it's in place.

Oh,I can't use those european hinges because i don't have any tools to make those round holes for them to sit in.

Thanks again

Old 11-19-03, 12:14 PM
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You could look at Soss hinges. They mount in bored holes in the face and back of the door. The problem you will have is obtaining clearance for any overlay you have of the door to the casing. The 'European' style hidden hinges require a 35 mm bit that should be used in a drill press and costs around $25. Many places sell the bits, including McFeeleys Screws. Blm makes these hinges and may have a 180 degree opening one that will work.
Any regular type hinge will show the hinge barrel if you want to open 180 degrees.

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