I'm looking for some unusual hinge hardware. Perhaps someone can help me
find something that would fit my needs. The project is an entertainment
center with four "drawers" in the lower section. Two of these drawers will
actually be drawers and the other two will be electronics component bays.
The bays should, however, appear to be drawers when in the closed position
(ideally, no hinge pins etc. showing in the closed position)
The inset faux drawer front should flip forward (pivoting along its front
bottom edge). A quadrant hinge is very close to what I need. Unfortunately,
since the drawer is fully inset, the motion of the "drawer front" will have
to be outward and then down. The hinge motion should be stopped at around
90 degrees of motion.
Any points would be a great help.
The folks at Lee Valley suggested this. It will work, but I'd rather not
have the 170 degree opening.
I'm not sure, but one of the options on this page may lead you to an answer.
Some of their hinge selections installed according to these directions are
limited to 95 degree opening.
Yeah, since they would be on the bottom, I can see what you mean. But since
they are opening up into electronic component bays, it might be a moot
appearance point. The important thing (to me) is they would not show at all
when closed and they would probably be pretty sturdy and stable, kind of an
important factor since I expect they would be opened and closed a lot.
True. The real reason they need to be opened is for the remotes. I
researched IR repeater equipment, but my customer said that he would rather
see how it works out by just opening the bay(s) and maybe later investing in
the repeater hardware if necessary.
I don't know how large the false drawer fronts you're making are, but
perhaps it's possible to use butler's hinges or sewing machine hinges
for your purpose. I used sewing machine hinges when I did was you're
looking to do. Only 'cause I couldn't find butler's hinges
conveniently. The sewing machine hinges have two pins allowing the
leaves to be flush mortised to the surface of both pieces and allow
the two pieces to swing 180 degrees open and back. I use mine only as
90 degree hinges. That will work esp. well if one end of the knuckle
is glued in place.
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