Hinges – How can I tell which Hinge I have in my kitchen cabinet?
By: Gareth Jones
When replacing a kitchen cabinet hinge there are quite a few choices for you pick through to find the right one. This page gives a quick overiew of the types and the bits you will need to look at in order to find the right one in our extensive range of concealed hinges:
First check the opening angle of the hinge, it will normally be either 95°, 110° or 170°
Then check the diameter of hole in the door that the hinge sits in.
Then you will need to find the measurement from the edge of the hole in the door to the doors outer edge
Then you need to determine the style of hinge you are looking for by looking at how it is fitted to the door, and how it looks when closed:
(Full Overlay) door covers the cabinet carcass end in closed position
(Half Overlay) 2 doors fitted either side of 1 cabinet carcass
(Inset) Door front sits flush with the front edge of the carcass end
The next thing to check is how the hinge connects to the carcass:
Most hinges are either a Clip On hinge or a Slide On hinge
The last thing to take note of is the thickness of both the door and carcass as this determines how big the mounting plate needs to be:
Carcass thickness (15-16mm / 18-19mm) & Door thickness