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Old 07-29-2012, 09:34 AM   #1
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Cabinet Makers/Woodworkers? I need your help!!

I have converted a drawer into a cabinet. because it is so low to the ground, I need the face to open downwards. What type of hinge should I use? I have researched and have gotten conflicting info.

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Old 07-29-2012, 09:52 AM   #2
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The bottom of your cabinet door must be located above the floor at least as much as the thickness of the door. For example, if your new cabinet door is 3/4 inch thick, then the bottom must be that same distance from the floor. Then you can use just a regular flat hinge to open that door, hinged from the bottom. That would mean some kind of frame for the cabinet opening, like a face frame. At least something that would allow your new flat hinge to be mounted that same distance from the floor, like in the example above, 3/4 of an inch. Hope this helps.


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Old 07-29-2012, 02:15 PM   #3
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A piano (continuous) hinge works nicely for that sort of thing, but most any kind of hinge will do.
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found what we needed, thanks to all those who responded!
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