The same type of door installation could be done by ripping the width of the door (usually 3/4") off the edge of one door and then butting it into the other door so that the same amount of stile is showing. The hinge could then be place on and this might be an easier cut for some to make than trying to match two bevels up nicely. Thanks, Michael.
Michael, unless I misunderstood your idea, I have a couple of concerns with that type of door assembly. If you have an outside edge profile on your doors, butting them together will not mate properly at the edge profile. Also, if you butt the doors together, you will have a door that will be rigid at 90 degrees and when opened, the outside half of the door will hit against the adjacent cabinet and significantly limit cabinet access. In an effort to gain access, the customer may well apply heavy pressure on the door joint (with arm or shoulder) and damage or loosen this joint and/or break the door.
Nice project, with good pointers. One point I have to make, if the L-shaped corner cabinet has an appliance beside the door that protrudes significantly beyond the cabinets, this door will not work; it will hit the appliance as it swings open. I use the hinge on the back as you show when there is nothing in the way of the door opening. If there is an appliance there you can still hinge the door to open by cutting the two doors down 3/4" in width and hinging with the hinge pin at the front where the two doors join, instead of at the back; the right hand door swings open (to the left), (held shut by a magnetic catch) before the left hand door moves.
Well done Dave. Thanks for sharing.
One small alteration I might employ is to use wider piano hinge to eliminate the possibility of screws coming thru. This will allow you to keep the screws at 90 degrees to the surface as well.
Also, if any screws did project a bit, I think I’d tend to remove them, snip the tips with a pair of wire cutters, and reinstall, in order to avoid the inevitable “shiny spots” filed down screw tips would result in.
Again, nine technique.
Dave, I didn't mean that I butt the doors together and attach them in that position. I butt them together and still use a piano hinge just as you did. Sorry I might not have worded it correctly. I also didn't mean to say that your doors don't look nice, I just find it easier to match two straight long cuts that two long bevel cuts. Thanks, Michael.
Has anyone tried this type of an application with inset cabinet doors?
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