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Blum hinge problem12/7
I'm a novice woodworker and I am building a pantry cabinet. I want to install Blum Blumotion hinges on my 1/2" overlay Shaker style doors.
The instructions have a note that says, "distance between the top and bottom hinges must be greater than the width of the door." My upper doors are wider (17.5”) than they are tall (13”) so this would be impossible.
Why would this be a problem, and does it mean I cannot use these hinges on these doors?
Go ahead and use them , the specs are more to the maximum sizes , on short doors over the MW or fridge try to spread the hinges apart as far as possible for better alignment.
It will be fine we do it all of the time. It really only becomes a problem when you have a heavy door (oak raised panel) that is like 10" tall and 30" wide.
Ahhh... the answer I was hoping to hear. Thanks guys!
Mike, I'm not sure you can use those hinges with a 1/2" thick door, unless you want to see the bottom of the hinge cup showing on the front of the door. I think the boring depth is slightly more than that.
1/2" overlay-not thickness
Hinges would be fine. When it comes to a short height door we move are bore closer to the top and bottom edge of the door to gives us more spread between the two hinges. Just cut a sample piece that is equal to the door height and bore keeping in mind the overlay for height and the face frame rail. If we use a blum 38 n we bore 2" down from the edge.