We are making a couple of built in cabinets that are hidden door style where the bookcases swing like a door with pin type hinges. We have made them before but were not real happy with the hardware providers and were looking for who produces a good hardware package with decent instructions to go with it. Who have you guys used?
Rixson pivot hinges are the best I have found. Get the upgraded extra long top pivot. I believe they call it earthquake rated. They have general instructions, but most applications are custom so you will have the do alittle R and D to make sure everything works. Hope this helps
Maybe I missed something but I called them yesterday and the hinges were like $700-$1200 per set and we have 2 doors swinging French style. That is more than the budget will allow for this job. I am sure they are good hinges and we used Murphy door hinges last time with limited success. The doors did swing fine but their instructions were really lacking. I'm also looking at the hardware from Invisidoor as a possibility. Have any of you used their hardware?
It seems the last set I bought was around $350. They do make a set that has a built in closer mechanisms that you bury in the floor or ceiling that costs more, but $700+ seems like it's not the stuff I use. See link below.
https://www.buydoorhardwarenow.com/index.php?_route_=rixson_370_center_hung_double _acting_pivot_set&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIytj0ktfZ1gIVwlmGCh0bzQrHEAQYBCABEgKsJvD_B wE
I have used Rixsom hardware twice. Once was about 10 years ago where we built a bookcase that swung out to conceal a hidden room. The book case was about 40" wide, 13" deep and about 7' high and it held books. I paid just under $1,000 for one pivot hinge. That hinge was rated for 1,000 #. I'm sure we were under that. I never had a call back, I was in the home this past Spring and after 10 years, still no sag.
Another time I believe we used the 370 which I think is rated for 300 # or more and I think we paid $250 or so.
I like their products because I can walk away and not have a call back. Let the owner decide. Most cases, they choose quality.
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