Cabinets, Furniture, Woodworks/Cabinet Hinges

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Hello - I built my first vanity and decided to add some detail by recessing the doors by 1/8 inch.  I now cannot find a hinge that will work as all the hinges seem to only work with flush doors.  Do these hinges exist?  Any suggestions?

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Chris

Answer
Hi Chris,

I think what you're looking for is an inset hinge. You will probably have to use a european cup hinge, as those are the only type that I have seen available as an inset hinge. Here is a link:

http://www.rockler.com/hardware/hinges/european-hinges?hinge_application=11771

There are many brands, so you have a lot to choose from - in color, and cup size. Make sure you buy the right kind of mounting plate to mount the hinge to - you need both the hinge part, and the mounting plate. Two parts per hinge, so if it's 2 doors, you'll need 4 hinges and four base mounting plates.

Hope this helps,

Jamie in Vegas  

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Woodworker, Furniture designer/builder, industrial arts educator. Bachelor degree in Furniture Design, and journeyman carpenter, with a 4 year apprenticeship. Currently owner of custom furniture/cabinet shop in Las Vegas, NV. Can answer most woodworking questions EXCEPT those regarding repairs, refinishing, and antiques.

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Bachelor in Furniture Design - Ohio University (1980) Journeyman Carpenter, Local 639 Adult educator - Developed adult education woodworking program for the University of Akron, and taught classes there for 9 years. Opened a private woodworking school in Las Vegas, NV and teach private and semi-private lessons. In 2011, I will begin teaching UNLV woodworking classes at my school. Sweet!

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Tile Design and Installation Magazine (Article on inlaying tile into wood)

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Journeyman Union Carpenter Bachelors degree in Furniture Design (Ohio University) College of Hard Knocks!

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