A Guide to Replacing and Installing

Are you considering replacing the hinges on your cabinet doors but feeling overwhelmed by the options available? Understanding the different types of hinges and their characteristics can make the selection process much easier. In this guide, we'll explore various types of cabinet hinges, including double demountable hinges, single demountable hinges, inset hinges, and decorative half wrap hinges, helping you choose the right one for your needs.

Double Demountable Hinges

Double demountable hinges feature slots in both the door and the face frame of the cabinet. This design allows for easy removal and replacement. When replacing double demountable hinges, it's essential to match the overlay size—available in 1/4-inch, 3/8-inch, and 1/2-inch options.

Single Demountable Hinges

Single demountable hinges, unlike double demountable hinges, only have a slot in the door, not in the face frame. These hinges are available in 1/4-inch and 1/2-inch overlays. Similar to double demountable hinges, determining the overlay is essential when ordering single demountable hinges to ensure a proper fit.

3/8 Inch Inset Hinges

Inset hinges, whether self-closing or free-swinging, are designed for doors that sit flush with the cabinet frame. The measurement for these hinges is fixed at 3/8 inch, eliminating the need to determine overlay size. Inset hinges are ideal for achieving a sleek, seamless look.

Half Wrap Hinges

Half wrap hinges offer both functionality and decorative appeal. Similar in profile to demountable hinges, they wrap around the face frame halfway and screw onto the hinge side of the cabinet door. Available in 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch overlays, these hinges require accurate measurement for a proper fit.

An Easy Trick to Find Overlay

When selecting hinges for your cabinets, consider factors such as door overlay, functionality (e.g., self-closing or free swing), and aesthetic preferences. Additionally, ensure that the hinges you choose are compatible with your cabinet construction and door type.

Understanding the different types of cabinet hinges and their characteristics is essential for choosing the right hinges for your cabinets. Whether you opt for double demountable hinges, single demountable hinges, inset hinges, or decorative half wrap hinges, knowing the overlay and other specifications will help you make an informed decision. So, next time you're in need of cabinet hinge replacements, you'll be equipped with the knowledge to select the perfect ones for your project.


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