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What hinges - drinks cabinet with shelves in door1/9
Iím have made a drinks cabinet with shelves within the doors but have hit a snag. I forgot to account for the width of the doors when opening and the space in which the cabinet stands is not wide enough to simply have the doors fold out. Looking for a hinge which will let the fold out 90 degrees without the sides extending out much further that the cabinet sides. Much like the door of an integrated appliance. See my pics, can anyone suggest a suitable hinge/ solution?
Essentially Iím looking to pivot the doors but without taking anything off the inside edges of the doors that would strike. Iíve found rack and pinion pivot hinges, looks like the concept would work but can only find ones for large doors which are very expensive. I think I need pivot hinges with a bit of spring or slide action to avoid the 2 doors striking. Any ideas or recommendations on hinges?
SO! You got this far without having the hinge thing worked out? Woops
I think you could use a piano hinge along the front edge of the cabinet without the doors binding, but when it is open, the full front to back depth would be off the ends, which appears to conflict with the walls.
From what I can see, the only easy way to use what you have, is to move the cabinet forward enough to open the doors, then build another taller cabinet behind it to take up the space.
I know a way to make a double arm hinge which would start out aligned with the cabinet, and then end up where you show it, but it would take up some space above and below the doors, so you couldn't use what you've already done. Plus it would be too time consuming to be expedient for this little cabinet, so the other suggestion is the path of least resistance, from my estimation.
Yep, the plan was to use a piano hinge but unfortunately it means the cabinet wonít fit the space. I think Iíve worked out a way to pivotbthr doors. Will be back if it doesnít work out.