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Concealed Hinge for Overlay Closet door

Leo G

Need to make several pairs of large closet doors that will match a panel wrap around the closet.

The doors themselves will likely be around 1 1/2" thick, 70-100 lbs is my guess. They'd like a concealed hinge system. The overlay at this point is undetermined, I'll wait to see what the hinge requires (if it exists).

Is there anything anyone can recommend? Haven't really had any luck searching the net. Glass door hinges seem to keep coming up but they are for thin panels. Help.

9/29/14       #2: Concealed Hinge for Overlay Closet ...
AzFred  Member

Would need to know additional details but the 150 or 175 opening no bore hinges below are honkin' strong and versatile

No bore hinges

9/29/14       #3: Concealed Hinge for Overlay Closet ...
Leo G

Thanks Fred, but those hinges have a 1" door thickness limit. My doors will be in the 1 1/2" thickness range.

9/30/14       #4: Concealed Hinge for Overlay Closet ...
Dennis Bean  Member



The Salice "F" series hinge can be used with doors up to 1-1/2" thick.

There would be a couple more details to check like the width of the doors and if there is anything, like another door or wall adjoining each door. If these doors are in sequence, the gap between each door will need to be considered. Also, do the doors have a square edge (like drawing) or is there a profile.

The height of the doors will also need to be considered to determine the correct number of hinges to use.

Here is a drawing with a 1-1/2" thick door to give you an idea of the possibility:

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9/30/14       #5: Concealed Hinge for Overlay Closet ...
Leo G

Thanks Dennis, so far that's one of the better ones I've seen, was hoping to get more that 94 degrees on the swing. It's in the contentions at least. Thanks.

9/30/14       #6: Concealed Hinge for Overlay Closet ...
Dennis Bean  Member


You will not find a European style concealed hinge for a 1-1/2" thick, square edge door that opens more than 94 degrees.

One possible solution however would be to use the 155 degree thick door hinge.
This has a maximum door thickness of 1-1/4" for a square edge door but if your door has a profile edge, this could work.

If it must be a square edge door, you could still use this hinge with a restrictor clip to stop the door at 125 degrees.

A mockup first would be recommended.

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9/30/14       #7: Concealed Hinge for Overlay Closet ...
Leo G

Yep has to be a square edge, however I might be able to convince them to go with a 1 1/4" door. I'd just have to find 5/8" material in the 2 species I'm using for these doors. Thanks.

10/3/14       #8: Concealed Hinge for Overlay Closet ...

A three-ply lamination will give better stability (as pointed out to me on this very forum several years ago). The two faces need to be balanced but the core does not need to be the same thickness as the faces. Closet doors have more temperature variance between the two sides than most interior doors so warping is more of an issue.

10/3/14       #9: Concealed Hinge for Overlay Closet ...
Leo G

The doors will likely be 2 sheets of particleboard veneer glued together.

10/3/14       #10: Concealed Hinge for Overlay Closet ...

I'm trying to visualize a scenario that would require two species for the types of doors you are mentioning? I'm assuming veneered flush doors? Interested in the design, is it an "s" with two contrasting wood colors or something similar? I love to see unique door designs, I'm getting a little off topic but if you feel like responding please do.

10/3/14       #11: Concealed Hinge for Overlay Closet ...
Leo G

They are interested in wrapping the outside of a closet with walnut panels (plywood laid out in random brick style) and the doors themselves will match this design so they look like the walls. The inside of the closet will have a system made from maple, so I thought it would look nice if the door inside matched. The walnut exterior would be horizontal and the interior would be vertical, it would be wrapped with a walnut edge band.

2/16/15       #12: Concealed Hinge for Overlay Closet ...
Tyson Sumner

Look up Soss brand hinges. They sound like what you want, but I'm not sure they make ones large enough.

Also, there is no adjustment

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