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Cabinet hinges,


I have cabinet doors that are 1/2” wider on either side of the opening of my cabinets. So the opening of the cabinet is 21” and my cabinet door is 22” - are there any style of soft close hinges I can use? I can’t seem to get the 1/2” overlay hinges I got from Home Depot to work with the width of the door.

12/28/17       #2: Cabinet hinges, ...

12/28/17       #3: Cabinet hinges, ...

I believe that I have something similar to that already. The problem I see is that with installing the hinge on the side stile it makes the overlay about a full inch+ instead of 1/2" This is where i have a problem because the door itself is only overlays 1/2" when dry fitted?!

12/28/17       #4: Cabinet hinges, ...

That Should Only o.l. 1/2"

12/28/17       #5: Cabinet hinges, ...

what the heck am I doing wrong? In the picture you can see when the hinge is closed it bumps out past the cabinet stiles about a 1/2"!?

12/28/17       #6: Cabinet hinges, ...

Different hinges than the one I posted will be 1/2" o.l.

12/28/17       #7: Cabinet hinges, ...

They all look the same but have different arms for different o.l.

12/28/17       #8: Cabinet hinges, ...

according to the 10 pack of hinges I purchased, it says they are a 1/2" overlay.

12/28/17       #9: Cabinet hinges, ...

Ahh. About 1/2" you drill them about 3mm from the edge of the door so it should me sure about 3/8 from the edge of the face frame now.

12/28/17       #10: Cabinet hinges, ...

No looking at it again they might be package wrong.order the ones I posted and they should work.

12/28/17       #11: Cabinet hinges, ...

Ok, I’ll grab new ones in the morning! Really appreciate your help!

12/29/17       #13: Cabinet hinges, ...
Keith Newton

Aside from the hinge arm, the mounting plate height determines the amount of overlay.
In your photo, are you just holding the hinge up there without the mounting plate between it and cabinet edge?

1/1/18       #14: Cabinet hinges, ...
Mark B

That was my thought. Either its a wrap hinge (which would be odd with the overlay in the photo) or no plate.

1/2/18       #15: Cabinet hinges, ...
Dennis Bean  Member



I have been following this post and finally decided to jump in and offer some insight here.

First of all, Jarvis is correct with the 38N hinge he shows on the Amazon link. This will give you the ½” overlay and soft close. You could also go to a local cabinet shop and ask them to order the hinges from the local Salice or Blum wholesaler.

Secondly, the brand name hinges of this type (Salice, Blum) will have the overlay stamped in the hinge arm (i.e. ½”, Ύ”, 1”, etc…). This will verify that you have the correct overlay. I am not sure if the Home Depot Chinese hinges have this identifying stamp.

Next, all one piece face frame hinge brands bump the door out away from the face frame about 3/16” to Ό”. This is a natural characteristic of this hinge type.

Third, the photo does show a one piece, compact style. This style hinge does not require a hinge mounting plate. They are one piece and there are many depending on the overlay.

Also, I find the photo to be a little unclear. It seems you may be actually holding the hinge up to the style incorrectly.

Here is some information that may be helpful.

Best of luck.

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1/2/18       #16: Cabinet hinges, ...

Thank you for all the reaponces! Apparently the hinge I had WAS a full overlay and was packed incorrectly from Home Depot! I wound up picking up another 1/2” pair and it worked great!

1/16/18       #17: Cabinet hinges, ...
Mikhail Member

Use any half overlay hinge or thicker plate.

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