Self-Closing Non-Euro Hinges?
Question (WOODWEB Member) :
This is a pretty high end project so cost isn't a big factor, just trying to please the customer. I had thought initially of using the Euro Butt hinge system with a "fake" hinge butt, but she still doesn't want to see the euro hinge when the door opens. Maybe there is nothing out there but I thought if anyone had seen it, it would be someone here. If all else fails I'll use some Baldwin butt hinges and some high end catches, it just won’t be self-closing.
I know client says "no" Euro hinges due to the look but Salice has had a new finish on the market for about a year that gives the hinge a new, softer look inside the cabinet. The titanium plating (almost like oil rubbed bronze without the streaks) gives the hinge a sense of warmth and elegance while at the same time the modern functionality that you are looking for. Samples are available if you would like to get your clients opinion.
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From contributor D:
Another option we use is a traditional butt hinge with a "soft close block". This pulls the door closed with rare earth magnets and soft closes it with the Salice Smove built in. Works very nicely from Hafele, #356.31.000.
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