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Forum topic by Kkeuma posted 05-12-2021 03:09 PM 211 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-12-2021 03:09 PM


My partner and I are decorating a short term rental. There is a recess in the living room that he installed shelving into.

Once he installed them he told me I need to put a lockable face on the bottom shelf as it will have the modem and router.

I wish he had told me that was the end goal before he mounted the shelves but it is too late now. My thought is to put a frame around it similar to kitchen cabinets and then use normal cabinet hinges. This is the kind of face I’m thinking about building for it; mid century modern slats.

I also need help finding the right hinge. Id like the face to cover the entire shelf so the edges can’t be seen and have it hinge upwards. I hope that makes sense.

Any help on how to tackle this would be greatly appreciated.


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#1 posted 05-12-2021 03:47 PM

You should be able to make a torsion hinge work.

An alternative would be to hinge on the bottom and use a chain on each side to hold the door when open.

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#2 posted 05-12-2021 03:47 PM

How wide is that? Would look awkward with just 2 doors, so may need to section it off and use 4 doors or make it like the cabinet you posted, with 2 dividers and 2 doors.

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