I've been looking for a non-adjustable, 1/2" overlay Euro (Blum) style hinge
and not finding any that will work. Maybe someone here will have a source
or an alternative idea.
Some brief history. Several years back I did a refurb on my in-laws kitchen
by building new doors and drawers. Also made 4 doors for their bathroom
vanity that never got installed.
Fast forward and brother-in-law decided to remodel the bathroom and
accidently destroyed the built-in 60" vanity. Okay, so I volunteered to
build a custom vanity for the same space. The old vanity did not have any
drawers so I decided to include a drawer and a slide out tray in the left
side of the vanity.
Never gave a thought to the hinges for the doors I already had built and
pre-drilled for the 35mm 1/2" overlay hinges.
Problem. I built the drawers and allowed 1/8" clearance on each side. The
face mount Blum hinges have an adjustable plate that mounts to the face
frame. It sticks out 1/4" and obviously is right in the path of the drawer
and slide out lower shelf.
Looking for a 1/2" overlay hinge that only sticks out the thickness of the
mount that gets screwed on to the face frame edge.
1. Rebuild the two drawers and make them narrower.
2. Use a different style hinge but what? I would then need to fill the 35mm
holes with some Bondo - cabinet is painted so no big deal.
I know someone makes these flat style mounting hinge because I saw a 1/14"
overlay hinge on a cabinet at the big box stores but they must not make it
in a 1/2" overlay. I've Googled, Binged and Yahoo'd using all sorts of
search terms and only thing I find are 1-1/4 (or larger). Liberty shows one
1/2" overlay but the part that mounts to the face edge has a bend in the arm
that creates the same interference and it sticks out about 1/4".
Thanks for any leads or suggestions. I have a feeling I'll be building two
smaller drawers. Next time...measure twice with hinge in place.