What are the types of door hinges?

What are the four main types of hinge?

To help you determine which type you need, here are some common hinges and how they’re used.

  • Corner hinges. These are typically used on metal cabinets and machine covers and sit flush to the surface. …
  • Lift-off hinges. …
  • Offset hinges. …
  • Piano hinges. …
  • Leaf hinges. …
  • Concealed hinges. …
  • Side hinges. …
  • Weld-on hinges.

How do I know what kind of hinge I need?

The construction of your cabinet – most notably, the overlay of the face frame and the cabinet door – will determine which cabinet hinge you need. Similarly, the location that your drawer slides need to be mounted dictates what type of drawer slide you need.

How do I know what size hinge I need?

As a rule, use one hinge per every 30 inches of door:

  1. Doors up to 60 inches need two hinges.
  2. Doors over 60 inches, but not over 90 inches, need three hinges.
  3. Doors over 90 inches, but not over 120 inches, need four hinges.

What are the strongest hinges?

If you’re looking for door hinges for a heavy or frequently used door, mortise hinges make a stronger and more reliable choice. Mortise hinges are more popular among exterior doors, as are mortise locks.

What is a cranked hinge?

A cranked hinge is a type of speciality hardware that is often used to hang cabinet doors. All cranked hinges have at least one leaf that is bent at an angle, generally 90 degrees. Full-cranked units feature leaves that are both bent or angled.

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