What hinge to use on a chest?
Lid-Stay Torsion Hinges are good choices for most projects, as they fit most sized projects and open smoothly and stay open. Choosing hardware for a project is often an arm-wrestle between style and function.
What are torque hinges?
Torque hinges, or friction hinges, provide resistance to the pivoting motion of the hinge itself, making these products suitable for holding lids, doors, panels, or display devices at specific angles for extended periods of time.
What is a detent hinge?
A detent position hinge is a type of hinge that’s designed to hold connected objects in place. Like most hinges, they are often used in doors and cabinets. A detent position hinge can be installed on a door or cabinet, thus allowing it to swing open.
How do I choose the right hinges?
Size. Once you’ve chosen your finish, you’ll need to measure your existing hinges to determine the correct size. In most homes, interior doors will use 3.5″ hinges while exterior doors will use 4″ hinges to support the additional weight of the door.
What are the different types of trunk and chest hardware?
Explore our excellent selection of distinctive trunk and chest hardware that includes leather trunk handles, traditional cast-iron and Victorian-inspired chest handles, and polished brass flush handles that are typically used on military or campaign-style chests.
What type of door hinges are used on tract type doors?
Residential Grade: These hinges are used in most tract type housing. They are relatively thin and best used on light weight doors. The product’s measurement from top to bottom.
What are soft and flush closing hinges?
Soft closing hinges prevent doors from slamming by quietly and smoothly closing the door. Flush: For inset doors where the door is flush with the cabinet.
How do you measure cabinet hinges?
The measurement from one side to another when the hinge is in the open position. The degree the hinge will open to. The overlay dimension is measured from the edge of the cabinet opening to the edge of the cabinet door when the door is in the closed position. Clip-On: Clip on hinges attach to the mounting plate by snapping into place.