Suggest a hinge for this media cabinet? Or maybe even a different lid idea?

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06-30-2018 02:16 AM

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Cabinet will be 3/4” plywood. Can you recommend some hinge ideas for the top? Or maybe a better way to manage this top? (That’s a turntable) It probably does not matter, but I might put a piece of glass in the top rather than having solid wood.

I can imagine a piano hinge, but that is about as creative as I have been able to get. I would like to have something concealed. One concern is how to keep the lid open when changing albums. It can lean all the way back as this unit will be up against a wall, but there may be art hanging there that the lid will lean into. So if there is another way to make a lid on this that can stay open while not leaning further back than the back of the cabinet I will take those ideas too!

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#1 posted 06-30-2018 02:48 AM

Piano hinge would work, of course, as would butt hinges. If you want the hinge to be more hidden, you could use a Soss hinge or equivalent.

A soft-close lid stay would work well here. One example: Sugatsune Lid Stay

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#2 posted 06-30-2018 02:49 AM

SOSS Hinges would work.,41241

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 06-30-2018 03:49 AM

This Blum inset blind corner hinge would work. It has blumotion so it will soft close, even though in the application you would be using it you would still have to hold it.
Just picture the mounting plate mounted underneath.

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