Hinge options for shoe bench

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Forum topic by Dalmorloson posted 10-26-2018 12:37 PM 340 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-26-2018 12:37 PM

A friend made me a bench for our back entry area. The idea is to have beadboard, hooks, and shelf above it. The bench has a board behind where the lid will be (on the same plane). What options would I have to hinge this?

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#1 posted 11-01-2018 09:06 PM

Depends what you want the hinge to do. Just hinge, hinge and lock, hinge and hold? some would be mounted on that back lip, and the seat, others on a side wall, to the seat.

Just hinge, this would be fine.

Depending on weight of door these may hinge, and lock/hold

If there is worry that tiny hands could get trapped between case and the door/lid.

Other similar will be found under searches for “hope chest hinges” and things like that.

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#2 posted 11-02-2018 04:29 AM

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#3 posted 11-02-2018 02:35 PM

Piano hinges are commonly used in this application if the concerns that therealSteveN brought up are of little consideration for you.

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