Hinge options - zero protrusion compact soft close type?

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Forum topic by Chadecoen posted 06-28-2020 02:51 PM 465 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-28-2020 02:51 PM

Retro fitting some pull outs drawers/shelves in circa 2007ish builder face frame kitchen cabinets. The current hinges are compact face frame snap close units that keep the door just inside the opening. I’d like to do an (easy? haha) swap to soft close compact zero protrusion units. I know that 1/4” of door in the way isn’t much but my thinking is if I can gain soft close and move the door over a touch it would be a win win. I’d also like to make the pull outs as large as possible to maximize the very limited space in the builder grade boxes.

Found these which look like a direct swap but aren’t soft close. Salice 106® Zero-Protrusion Compact Hinge with Snap Close technology for Face Frame Cabinets – Nickel found at Rocker HERE

Doesn’t have to be a direct swap I guess either, could be a single screw in the face frame type or wrap around I spose. Any ideas? Maybe I am not using the right search terms cause the googles seems pretty limited so far or maybe I am just dreaming up a hinge that doesn’t exist, haha. Thanks everyone.


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#1 posted 06-28-2020 06:14 PM

What size overlay do you need? Do you want screw-on or dowel install? Snap-close (or self close) is like the opposite of soft close.

Here is a Blum soft close compact concealed hinge, 1/2” overlay, screw-on at a great price. That site has many other options. has great prices too.

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#2 posted 06-28-2020 06:57 PM

Hey, thanks Walker!

Well, I thought I needed 3/4” overlay but I just tried some from the local big box store just to see and while they were zero protrusion they moved the door over too much so I guess my overlay measurements were off a bit. So I need somewhere between 1/2” overlay and less than 3/4”, haha.

Those examples don’t say zero clearance, how do you know if they are or not?

I definitely want soft close and current ones are screw in and not dowel type.

I’ll prolly order some for testing purposes, those suggestions look promising. Thank you again!

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#3 posted 06-28-2020 07:11 PM

The 38N 1/2” OL will leave an 1/8” protrusion. You would need the 5/8 OL for zero.

Salice makes a soft close just like the one you were looking at, but it takes a 3/4” OL to be zero protrusion.

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