Whether you're looking for a replacement, an upgrade or a solution for a special application, Rockler has the right hinge for your project. Our extensive selection ranges from piano and lid-stay hinges for use with large panels to small-box hinges for jewelry and music boxes. And we offer a variety of finishes to complement any material. Of course, you'll also find scores of options for outfitting or renovating kitchen or bathroom cabinets. If you're choosing hinges for such a project, it's important to nail down a few details to guide your selection process:
Face Frame or Frameless:
Do your cabinets have a wider frame that attaches to and overlaps the front edges of the cabinet case? Or are the case's front edges covered with edge-banding trimmed flush to the sides?
Overlay or Inset:
When the doors are closed, do they cover the opening completely by overlapping it (overlay), or do they fit just inside the opening, flush with the face frame or the case sides (inset)? If they overlay the opening, do they have a channel cut along the back side that fits neatly in the opening? (This is called a partial overlay and requires its own kind of hinge.)
Visible or Concealed:
Do you want to see part of the hinge when the door is closed, as with decorative or butt hinges with ball or urn tips, or do you want the hinge to be completely hidden from view, as with European-style hinges? How important is easy adjustability? (European-style hinges allow for more adjustment.)
Mortise or Non-Mortise:
Are you able to cut the precise, shallow recesses required for some hinges, or would a no-mortise option better fit your application?
Simple Functionality or Special Features:
Are you looking for hinges that simply open and close, or do you want extra features such as snap-close or soft-close functionality?
If you're still not sure what kind of hinge you need, snap a digital picture of the problem and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org for some expert advice from our Tech Services Department. And remember that when you buy from Rockler, hinges come complete with mounting screws and step-by-step instructions.