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Looking for low cost black hinges for a vanity

by a1Jim
posted 10-25-2018 10:58 PM


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#1 posted 10-25-2018 11:09 PM

Van Dykes Hardware is the only place I can think of off hand to try.

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#2 posted 10-25-2018 11:12 PM

There are chemicals that will blacken the plain metal (silver-colored) ones. I think a U-Tube search on blackening metal may answer your question.

I have been in sticker shock too when pricing any vintage appearing hardware.

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#3 posted 10-25-2018 11:32 PM

Thanks for your help ralbuck I’ll see if I can find that youtube.

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#4 posted 10-25-2018 11:36 PM

Yes, six or so years ago when I built my garage cabinets, I used inexpensive T hinges that I modified with file and hacksaw to disguise them and then wire wheeled the factory finish off. Painted with rattle can black semi-gloss… Still good today.
Regards from Kentucky!

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#5 posted 10-25-2018 11:37 PM

I think I might have the old style ones…. how many sets do you need ? I will get a picture or 2 :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 10-25-2018 11:38 PM

Surprisingly Home Depot has got some really nice looking A&C style hinges for not very much money.

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#7 posted 10-25-2018 11:43 PM

Thanks “J” I didn’t see the size I wanted and they are another place that wants $15 a hinge for what they do have.

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#8 posted 10-25-2018 11:50 PM

Thanks Ky that’s encouraging.

Thanks ,I only need two sets Tony.

Thanks Jerry but all I see at HD are people door hinges and surface mounter cabinet hinges that are black these are butt hinges mortised in the door and face face frame.

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#9 posted 10-26-2018 12:52 AM

If I can’t find a factory finish I may try this and see how it holds up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvS1Xpgs8CU

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#10 posted 10-26-2018 01:15 AM

Jim maybe something like this on ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/6106-Black-Butt-Hinge-10-pcs-FREE-SHIPPING/352478063066?epid=1131443648&hash=item52115469da:g:F-0AAOSwOgRbj~Ve:rk:78:pf:0

They also have piano hinges in black you could cut to length.

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#11 posted 10-26-2018 02:20 AM

Hi Jim. I made new tops for our end tables 4 years ago. Wanting the same hinges but not having luck finding what I needed, I went with painting the old. I just cleaned the old ones with lacquer, sprayed on a primer, sprayed with black lacquer, then a coat of clear satin lacquer. They still look fine today. This top of this table gets cleaned a lot since I’m always making a mess on it. Worth doing. Good luck.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 10-26-2018 02:28 AM



If I can t find a factory finish I may try this and see how it holds up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvS1Xpgs8CU

- a1Jim

Good choice Jim!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#13 posted 10-26-2018 02:36 AM

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#14 posted 10-26-2018 03:04 AM



There are chemicals that will blacken the plain metal (silver-colored) ones. I think a U-Tube search on blackening metal may answer your question.

I have been in sticker shock too when pricing any vintage appearing hardware.

- ralbuck

If there is no rubber or plastic heat them with a torch then dip them in used motor oil.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#15 posted 10-26-2018 04:16 AM

Thanks everyone, looks possible that one of these will work I’ll double check with the customer(my wife)

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#16 posted 10-26-2018 07:48 PM

I’m late, and have no specific solution. I’ve found my Habitat for Humanities ReUse store often has hardware of various types. It’s hit and miss. If I don’t purchase now it will be gone.

Your customer is the one you have to please. Especially when it’s personal. LOL!

Looks like you have a few choices.

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#17 posted 10-27-2018 02:07 AM

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