Published at Friday, January 24th 2020. by Alfreda Jung in Tonneau Cover.
Hinges come in a seemingly endless variety of styles, sizes and shapes. But if you know the basics you will able to find the right ones for your project in a flash. Don"t worry about whether the hinge is labeled left or right handed. All this means is what side of the door you are hanging the hinges on, but all you need to do is flip them over and you can use them on the other side. You may also be unsure of what size of hinge you need. As long as it is proportional to the size of the door you neednt worry. Hinges are extremely strong. In fact they are generally eight to ten times stronger than the job they are called on to do.
There are many hinge styles to choose from and what you need will depend on what type of door you are hanging. There are hinges for residential doors, gates, screen doors and cabinet doors. Then there are three types of cabinet doors; lipped, flush and overlay. Butt hinges are the most common type of hinge. They consist of two flaps with screw holes connected by a pin and can be used on any door. The pin can be tipped with balls or finial s for a decorative touch. T-hinges are shaped like the letter T and are used on garage doors and chest lids. Pivot hinges are meant for overlay cabinet doors or doors that rest on the door frame. Butterfly hinges that are usually decorative as well as functional are for use on flush doors or doors that rest within the frame. One of the most popular types of hinge is the spring-loaded hinge. Also called a self-closing hinge a tiny spring inside allows the door to close on its own.
In the morning when you reach for your toothbrush or the cereal, do you ever think about what is holding these cabinet doors in place? A cabinet hinge is often overlooked and taken for granted, but its significance in our daily lives should not be missed.
Once you"ve decided on the big items like stainless steel appliances and granite countertops it is important not to forget the little things that make your kitchen complete. Cabinet hardware can make or break the look you just spent so much money to achieve.
Ancient pivot hinges wore out and were subsequently reinforced with metal. Eventually they were made only of metal. As advances in metallurgy made metal stronger, they could carry heavier loads. They were also advancing by being downsized and used in homes; on doors, trunks, and boxes.
The type of cabinet door you have will determine the type of cabinet hinge you will need. There are three main types of cabinet door; flush, lipped and overlay. A flush door rests within the door frame. An overlay rests on the door frame and a lipped door has a lip cut out around it.
One of the most common types of hinge is the butt hinge. It consists of two flaps with screw holes held together by a pin or rod. It is most often used on doors and cabinets. Another common type of hinge is the t-strap hinge. This hinge is shaped like the letter T with the horizontal part attaching to the frame and the vertical part attaching to the door. This type of hinge is usually seen on garage doors and box or chest lids and can be decorative. It ranges in styles from colonial to art deco and beyond.
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