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3/8" inset hinges


We have a bathroom remodel coming up and I am changing out the pulls on the cabinet, problem is I can't get a hinge with the same finish. Has anyone used the 35mm cup hinges on the 3/8" inset doors and did they work good for you.Were they Blum or Salice ?

6/22/15       #2: 3/8" inset hinges ...
Jim Herron

I used some a few years back.
Expensive. Very expensive.
Worked ok.
Did I mention they're expensive?

6/23/15       #3: 3/8" inset hinges ...
Dennis Bean  Member



Here are some details for the Salice B Series hinge for profile edge doors and lip doors. If this is a face frame cabinet, you will need to block out flush with the frame to create a place to mount the hinge.

There is now a new "soft close" add on Smove available for this hinge. It is also now available in "Titanium" plating. This gives the hinge an "ORB" appearance.

Your local Salice distributor can give you pricing.

Did Jim mention that they are expensive? :)

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6/23/15       #4: 3/8" inset hinges ...

Yes thanks for the information they are crazy expensive

6/23/15       #5: 3/8" inset hinges ...
james mcgrew Member

What is Expensive.. 30 years in Cabinetmaking and I have yet to find this ~

6/23/15       #6: 3/8" inset hinges ...
Dennis Bean  Member


You're right, Jim. "Expensive" is a relative term. If they get the job done then it should be worth something.

These are definitely more expensive than your common 110 degree, full overlay hinge but the special applications that the B Series addresses are extensive.

This hinge has a very shallow cup depth - only 9mm and the TAB distance can be pushed all the way to 18mm from the edge of the door. This makes it ideal for unique profiles, lip doors, miter doors and any door that thins out near the edge.

Here are a few examples of other possibilities.

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6/23/15       #7: 3/8" inset hinges ...
james mcgrew Member

In the hotel business We had to train clerks to sell Rooms they could not afford on their own income. We found it and raised that hotels ADR by 30%. it was a big lesson for Me at the time, Value is the key work, Cheap is a level of Quality

6/23/15       #8: 3/8" inset hinges ...
Jim Herron

Let me clarify.
They are an expensive way to retain a handful of 60's lipped plywood doors in lieu of replacing those doors with overlay doors.
And the customer thought they'd "saved" money keeping the old junk doors.....
I will give you this, they have other applications.

6/23/15       #9: 3/8" inset hinges ...
door shop guy

I just bought some from Hafele to use for a shop sample and to have a few on hand. Hafele is around $7 per hinge and Baer was almost $9 per hinge.

I still produce lipped doors for some shops so there are folks out there still wanting lipped door kitchens.

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