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When your customers buy the hinges of cabinets, boxes or wall units, they have to consider more than the color, finish and decor style.
They also have to make sure to choose the hinge that best suits the door involved. Unlike full-
Almost all room doors installed in the same way-
That is to say, hanging in the door frame, the door hinge is fixed on the edge
Cabinet doors are usually divided into one of three categories: * Qi Ping-
The door installed inside the cabinet opening is like the room door.
When closed, the surface of the door is flush with the surface of the cabinet.
* Insert the door with lip on the edge where the cabinet opening overlaps.
When they are closed, half the thickness is outside the opening and the rest is recessed inside.
Usually, as shown in the figure, the outer edges are rounded in.
* Flush coverage (
What is more common is simply called coverage)
Door, mounted on the surface of the cabinet and overlapping with the opening.
Different hinges are required for each door style, although in each case the hinges have a variety of finishes and colors. Flush-
Installed doors can be hung with docking hinges with full
Hinge for surface decoration (
Also called butterfly hinge), with H-
Type with hinge fixed on the surface of the door or on the full or semi-reinforced hinge, the advertising docking hinge is divided into the edge of the door and the edge of the cabinet frame, so that the surface of each hinge leaf is flush with the surface of the wood. (
When the door is closed, cutting the hinge leaf deeper causes the hinge to bind. )
When the door is closed, only the hinge pin and barrel are visible.
Although this hinge is good when the door is solid wood, the staff used to install them do not have a good grasp when the door is plywood, hard board or broken board.
Advertising of doors made of these materials
The mounting hinges are usually better and in most cases the fastest and easiest to install.
One leaf is screwed to the surface of the door and the other to the surface of the frame.
Since the entire hinges are always visible, they are generally more decorative in appearance and have the widest range of styles and finishes.
The flush door can also be fitted with piano hinges-
Running continuous hinges of door length.
They are particularly useful on long doors, otherwise warping can be a problem, especially on cases with hinge top and drop
Because the piano hinges are much stronger than two or three separate hinges.
Piano hinges can be fixed to the edge of the door or hinge cover or to the inner surface of the door.
For those who want the hinge to be invisible, there are several hidden hinges that can be used with flushmounted doors.
The most popular type is to drill into two holes at the edge of the door.
Then drill two matching holes into the edge of the cabinet frame.
The size of the hinge matches the door (
Soss is the bestknown brand)
But there are at least three doors.
Even the smallest size, inch thick quarter.
Although they are neatly installed, the hinges work well if the door is to fit and they need to be measured carefully and aligned precisely.
Almost completely concealed hinges are often referred to as pivot hinges.
As shown, it is fixed to the upper left corner of the door and the edge of the cabinet frame.
When the door is closed, all you see is the small pivot pin and corner when the two hinges leave (
Indicated with an arrow).
Lip doors, usually the most popular style of kitchen cables, are usually hung with hinges similar to illustrations.
They have a narrow leaf fixed on the surface of the frame as shown, while the other leaves have a bend that wraps around the lip and is fixed on the inside of the door.
When the door is closed, only the barrel with narrow leaves and hinges is visible.
Covering the door is probably the easiest to install and hang as the external dimensions are not important.
They are usually mounted on a special hinge, as shown in the figure, and each blade has a bend.
Advertising is similar to the hinges used on the lip door, they are wrapped around the edge of the door, as shown in the figure, so that a leaf can be screwed to the inner surface of the door, another leaf can be screwed to the surface of the frame.
The hinge can be surface.
The installation is shown in the figure, but if each leaf is trimmed, a cleaner work will be generated.
When the door is closed, this eliminates any gap between the inner surface of the door and the front of the cabinet.
If the cover door is at least 1 inch wider than the opening it covers, the piano hinge can also be used, especially if the continuous hinge is better.
In this case, the hinge will fix a leaf on the inside of the door, while the other leaf will be fixed on the front of the cabinet frame, in the part covered when the door is closed.
A version of this article appears on page C00004 of the National edition on February 11, 1982, with the title: Home improvement.