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Forum topic by Eugd posted 10-09-2016 01:35 AM 515 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-09-2016 01:35 AM

I am building some 2 buti-ln’s in the dinning room on both sides of the breezeway. I’M up to the doors, the face frame varies due to caucus butting up to each other and a filler strip face frame. I am thinking about using 2 different overlays for about 1/2 for the middle section for where the two doors from 2 different cabinets will meet and 1.25 for the out side doors that way I can see less of the face frame especially on the wall that has the filler. would that be logical or should I just make everything with the same overlay. If I do it how much larger should I make the other door because the overlay is going to move the door over more if I go with the 1.25.
I am planning on having 2 doors in each bay and they are about 27 inches. its going to be 4 doors total. should I do that or should I just use the same overlay for the whole unit.

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#1 posted 10-09-2016 01:39 AM

I think I would make the doors the same size and use the same overlay for all hinges.

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#2 posted 10-09-2016 02:05 AM

Probably leaning that way, let’s see if anyone else has any feedback, thanks for the advice

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#3 posted 10-09-2016 01:19 PM


Making the doors the same makes building the doors faster and mistakes less likely. But since this is a custom piece, I would go with what will gives the best look.

Before building the doors, I think having the hinges you will use on-hand is important. I know that ½” overlay hinges are available but I am not sure about 1-1/4” overlay hinges. The hinges you use can carry with them some of their own construction requirements for the doors and carcase.

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