If you are like most people, and you are building cabinets, there’s a good chance that you haven’t given a lot of thought to the type of hinges you want to use. Or if you have, it’s only in general terms. After all, a hinge is a hinge, right? Unfortunately, no. The truth is that there are countless numbers of hinges available for sale. And this doesn’t even cover the different types of hinges that are available not only in terms of designs but also in how they operate. Pick carefully and make sure that it will fit and do a good job, otherwise you will be loath to call clearance services to rid you of a failed attempt. And you do not want to dial that rubbish removal number.
Virtually wherever you go to pick out the hinges for your cabinet, you will be overwhelmed with the design choices that are available to you. Choose from early American motifs, contemporary, and much more. But that’s only a start. Depending on the type of cabinets you are building or refinishing, there are many choices when it comes to the types of hinges you can use.
Is the cabinet you are working on in a corner? Do you want to pull the doors of your cabinet out at 170 degrees? Do you want your hinges to surface mount or totally disappear when your door is closed? All of these possibilities and many more are available for your use. And think about safety as well. If you place it high and the hinges don’t hold, that is a signal for the future arrival of a junk clearance van to get rid of your failed experiment. Let’s try and avoid the rubbish clearance for now.
A lot of what you choose, of course, will depend on the type of cabinets you have. If for example, you are refinishing or restoring a cabinet, you might not have as many choices in what you choose from than if you are creating something from scratch. Believe it or not, however, the flexibility that hinge manufacturers offer in the types of designs they offer can allow you to create an entirely different look and feel for the cabinets you are outfitting while often not changing much, if any, of the basic mechanics of your cabinetry. Your imagination has never had so many opportunities to enjoy.
Think fast and think careful. The aesthetics of your cabinets will depend on your choice, but a wrong one could result in the need of rubbish disposal, because nobody wants to keep around a reminder of failure around. Avoid that failure, avoid the clearance company, and do a brilliant job to keep the cabinets up and steady.