Installing Euro Hinges
To drill the flat-bottomed hole for the cup, you’ll need a 35-millimeter Forstner bit. Mark a depth line ½ inch up the side of the bit, position it on the center point, and bore into the door until you hit the line. Blow out the shavings and test-fit the cup to make sure the hinge flanges touch the door surface.
Also Know, how do European hinges work? European Hinge: A type of concealed hinge especially popular on frameless Euro-style cabinets but also available for face-frame applications. European hinges have a mounting plate that secures to the cabinet and a cup that seats in a (typically 35mm) circular mortise drilled in the back of the door.
Similarly one may ask, how concealed hinges work?
All Concealed hinges locate onto a mounting plate that is fixed to the cabinet side panel, mounting plate are generally screwed to the side panel and come in a variety of heights. The height of the mounting plate determines the overlay of the door, this can differ when different end panel thicknesses are used.
Can you put soft close hinges on old cabinets?
OPTION 1: Replace the hinges. If you already have European-style concealed hinges on your cabinets, you can probably replace them with soft–close models. Blum’s Blumotion, Salice’s Silentia, and Grass’s TEC may do the trick. Soft–close pistons built into the hinge cup or onto the arm ensure a slam-free closure.
How do I choose cabinet hinges?
How to measure your cabinets to select the correct cabinet hinge: Apply a piece of tape to the frame of the cabinet on the hinged side of the door so that it even with the edge of the door. Open the cabinet door and measure from the edge of the tape (inside edge) to the edge of the opening of the cabinet.
Do you need two soft close hinges per door?
How many door dampers do I need to order? One soft close damper is required per door, so all you have to do is count how many doors you would like to have the soft-closing feature in, and place your order accordingly. Larger, heavier doors may require 2 dampers.
What are the different types of hinges?
Butt hinges are the most common type of hinges used on entry doors and passage doors, as well as some cabinet doors. The hinge consists of two leaf plates, one anchored to the edge of the door and the other to the door jam.
What is a flush hinge?
Flush hinges are usually hidden hinges that many cabinets and doors use. They can only be used on flush surfaces and doors.
What is a semi concealed hinge?
Semi Concealed Cabinet Hinges. Semi Concealed hinges are made to be used with face frame cabinetry. Styles vary from butt hinges to a commonly used variable overlay and they come in an array of finishes to coordinate with existing or new cabinet decorative hardware.