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Forum topic by willhime posted 03-12-2018 10:08 PM 1525 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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willhime

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03-12-2018 10:08 PM

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I am making a desk/drafting table hybrid and ordered a ratcheting support hinge. Problem is I didn’t know the specs and figured it would fit my table because in my mind all hinge-stays fitted everything. Cut to the stay is about 8” short and I want an above the table (no threaded rods or crescent hinges) to give the look of just a desk when not in drafting mode. I’m considering going old school and making a dual support swinging strut that sits in grooves inside the desk top cavity but that might take from the cleaner lookin going for. Are there any options I’m missing or don’t know about ?

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#1 posted 03-12-2018 10:42 PM

did you cruise through Pinterest yet ??

this appears to be what you have now – can you mount it more towards the rear?


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#2 posted 03-12-2018 11:13 PM

Yeah that’s exactly what I have. I was hoping to mount it on the back wall but I don’t think that’s possible which means I’ll have to order a 2nd hinge.

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#3 posted 03-12-2018 11:28 PM

maybe I’m missing something here too. I am thinking along your line that “one size fits all”.
not mounting to the back wall, but to the top and bottom towards the hinged side. (front).

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#4 posted 03-12-2018 11:32 PM

Yhttps://i.imgur.com/cUyGct1.pnges , you will need two of most any supports. My old table has 2 like these.

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