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Forum topic by Rink posted 03-15-2019 09:06 PM 178 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rink

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03-15-2019 09:06 PM

I want to build a cabinet, a TV console shape, about 60” long and about 28” high. I want to have 3 or 4 compartments with 3 or 4 doors. The doors will be next to each other with no frame or hinge interruption, and with almost no space in-between the doors, almost looking like a single slab of wood. Something like the picture below. I would need a hinge that’s hidden and that will allow the door at the hinge side to swing out a bit so that the door doesn’t hit the adjoining door. Adjustability would be a nice extra. Hopefully that’s clear. What kind of hinge should I be looking for? Thanks.


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#1 posted 03-15-2019 09:15 PM

Blum (et al) makes good euro frameless hinges that will solve your issue. Rockler has a nice diagram to help you select.

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#2 posted 03-15-2019 09:18 PM

Like Madmark2 said… blum.

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#3 posted 03-15-2019 09:29 PM

Blum. I would also suggest 3 doors. I make a 60” tv cab and it looks proportional with 3.

I would also suggest using one soft close and one regular. I find that on smaller doors 2 soft close are too much.

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#4 posted 03-15-2019 11:06 PM

Thanks, guys. But OMG, I checked out the Blum catalog, and they must have 6000 different variations. I’ll have to study up and pick one.

David

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#5 posted 03-15-2019 11:49 PM

Will the cabinet have any partitions in it?

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#6 posted 03-16-2019 01:26 AM

Let’s say 3 sections (2 partitions).

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#7 posted 03-16-2019 02:10 AM

how thick are partitions and how big of gaps do you want between doors
this will make a difference what hinge and plate to use.

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#8 posted 03-16-2019 02:28 AM

Food for thought.

http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/116_Versus_18_Cabinet_Door_Reveals.html

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#9 posted 03-16-2019 04:05 AM

I’ll probably use 3/4” plywood for the partitions and I want the gaps between doors (the reveal?) to be as small as possible without asking for trouble. The doors will be slightly thicker – veneer over plywood.

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#10 posted 03-16-2019 12:00 PM

Blum has a quick download sheet on there website. You will need the “euro hinge quick reference guide”

It will have diagrams of full overlay, what you need on outside doors. Also half overlay, what you need for the middle door. Standard reveal for euro is a 3 mm gap. With square doors, l would be hesitant to try anything else. Because if your cabinet or doors aren’t 100% dead on square, you will probably has some rubbing. If I were you, I’d consider doing particle board for the doors. It will tend to stay more flat that plywood.

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