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No-Mortise Chest Hinge

Get extra support with No-Mortise Chest Hinge.
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80% of 100

No-mortise chest hinge has wrap-around flange that gives you extra support. Flange hinge easily surface mounts.

(1) Pair of No-Mortise Chest Hinges
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Manufacturer Part Number H03-005-0020
Weight 0.1500
Tech Spec
  • Leaves only a 1/16" gap under the lid
  • Brass plated steel
  • Nominal Thickness: 3/4''
  • Actual Thickness: 11/16''
  • Opens to 195°
Open Degree 195
4.0 / 5.0
53 Reviews
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really fast and easy for toybox and chest assembly.
August 17, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Just as described
June 2, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
great hinges
Quality hinges worked extremely well for my project.
May 11, 2019
7 months ago
Perfect for my bench project. Easy to install
April 30, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
The hinges are very strong and easy to install. I would recommend this purchase for anyone.
April 29, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I haven't installed them yet, but they look awesome and I will be installing them here in the next couple weeks.
April 27, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great hindges
March 28, 2019
8 months ago
Fits great, easy installation
These hinges were the easiest hinges I've installed. They look great and are working perfect. I bought two extra for my project and I'm glad I did.
January 1, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
The rockler catalog never ceases to amaze me with the variety of hardware and tools that you need to do some fine woodworking
The rockler catalog never ceases to amaze me with the variety of hardware and tools that you need to do some fine woodworking
The Hinges were a perfect size
The knobs were perfect
October 29, 2018
1 year ago
October 22, 2018
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
good price. have used before
T A on Nov 11, 2019
Good price.
CHUCK E. H on Oct 30, 2019
good price. have used before
T A on Nov 11, 2019
This is an exact fit of the original!
John E on Oct 30, 2019
Good price.
CHUCK E. H on Oct 30, 2019
Used these in the past when building a chest. Worked well so I went back to what I liked.
John L on Oct 28, 2019
works great and easy to install
CHARLES N on Oct 28, 2019
This hinge will allow the box lid to lay flat (1/16" above box rim) on top of the box and allow for a nominal lid overhang on the hinge side of the box.
Paul C on Oct 22, 2019
Decent Price.
James W on Oct 15, 2019
They look like good quality and getting them thru Rockler I expect the quality...…..
Gino on Sep 26, 2019
This product was the perfect item for what I needed!!
Brian P on Sep 7, 2019
a perfect replacement hing which I could not locate elsewhere
Matt G on Sep 6, 2019
Building a cedar chest
Lew L on Jun 3, 2019
I am unable to find these anywhere else. I can always depend on Rockler.
Orley W on May 20, 2019
to complete jewelry box
T A on May 11, 2019
Rockier was the only company that offered this chest hinge at a reasonable price.
Alfonzo W on May 10, 2019
good item and good price means good value
Daniel H on Apr 27, 2019
Making my son and future daughter-in-law a hope chest for their wedding present.
W I on Apr 18, 2019
Looks easy, and clean
Tim P on Apr 11, 2019
Toy Chest.
John M on Mar 26, 2019
Excellent light duty for my computer desk keyboard tray door.
Frank H on Mar 22, 2019
Solid application.
Darryl R on Mar 21, 2019
to replace broken hinge
Linda C on Mar 7, 2019
best hardware for the project I am working on
Looks just like what a need
Einar J on Feb 25, 2019
even though this hinge does not require a mortise to be installed, I WILL mortise these four chest hinges so the lid of my grand daughter's will close properly..........
ANDREW K on Feb 20, 2019
Easier to install than a mortise hinge. Looks nice and works well with 3/4" thick wood.
Gerald F on Feb 5, 2019
Needed a strong hinge for a child's toy box and this one appears to fit the bill.
Don P on Jan 25, 2019
I could not find an exact replacement for my chest.These look very easy to install
John V on Jan 22, 2019
These will look especially nice for the toy chest I am building for each grandchild.
Gary D on Jan 19, 2019
Looks like a good hinge to use for the toy boxes I build.
Troy K on Jan 6, 2019
Making a display case
MARIA D on Dec 16, 2018
Non mortise hinges for 3/4” material not available at any brick & mortar locations.<br />Would prefer antique bronze finish though.<br />Thanks Jim S
S T on Dec 10, 2018
This is the type hinge my husband has been looking for and suggested I check your site!
Joyce H on Dec 6, 2018
They look good and are perfect for cabinet doors on CD cabinet I am building
nicholas a on Nov 30, 2018
Tom B on Nov 26, 2018
Similar to old hinge
Wayne W on Nov 19, 2018
building ceder treasure chests for the grandchildren
mark c on Nov 14, 2018
Perfect hinge for my 3/4" thick chest.
Gerald F on Nov 10, 2018
Easy to mount
Sue C on Oct 25, 2018
William M on Sep 23, 2018
Lid on a cedar chest.
Robert D on Sep 7, 2018
My husband needed the hinges for his cabinet repairs.
Deborah D D on Sep 3, 2018
used before works well
Edward L on Aug 12, 2018
Works great on hope chests
Jerry on Jul 4, 2018
required to fit project
Bernard S on Jun 24, 2018
perfect for my project
Kathleen L on Jun 13, 2018
reasonable price and got good reviews. Hope I am happy.
Theresa M F on May 30, 2018
I build toy chest, cedar chest and these hinges are perfect for a lift opening.
James Banks J on May 20, 2018
Replace the old hing for an old toy chest.
James V on May 4, 2018
Tool Chest Plan
Herb D on May 1, 2018
Broken hinge on my piano bench.
Mark M on Feb 24, 2018
This is an exact fit of the original!
John E on Oct 30, 2019
Used these in the past when building a chest. Worked well so I went back to what I liked.
John L on Oct 28, 2019
Does the no mortise hinge keep the lid up, when raised?
Marilyn B on Apr 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The short answer is no, it won't keep the lid up. It might if you have enough overhang on the back side so that the back edge of the lid gets pinched on the back wall of the chest. This does create a great deal of stress on the hinge and will likely break it off if you open it too hard or a kid pushes on it. You really should add a box lid support. They can be mounted on either the right side, left side, or somewhere in the middle of the back side.
will these hinges work on a lid with a overhang?
Bernie G on Aug 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes.... but the real question is if you are talking overhang on the front of the chest or the back. With regard to overhang on the front of the box... absolutely yes with no probldem.
Now if the overhang is on the back (where the hinge is locatred), then you have some considerations to make. At the back of the chest (where this hiinge would be located), the hinge can only open to ~90 degrees because the overhang would strike against the back of the box..I'm just not sure that I can articulate how to make the necessary adjustments.
Does this hinge have a stop or do I have to install a chain or other lid support?
Al on May 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This was for my daughters blanket chest which I made and since she has it I can’t verify the angle. But it stops at other 85 or 95 or so degrees open on is own. I did install sliding hinges with stop so I hope I’m not mistaken, but that’s what I recall. Sorry I can’t help more.
Can I use this on a 1/2” thick stock box?
SamTurnef on Jul 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Stock should be at least as thick as the leaf of the hinge. "A" dimension in product catolog. The hinge shown should match the saddle dimension for appearance purposes if not stability. Screw holes are centered on top and the single screw will move the two top screws close to the rear edge of 1/2 stock.
do i mount the hinge on the chest first, or the lid?
noel h on Oct 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I don't remember which way I did it, but if I had to do it again, I would mount it and its mate on the lid first, perhaps with only one screw each, then spot for the screws on the chest while holding the lid in the open position, drill etc.
do i mount the hinge on the chest first, or the lid?
noel h on Oct 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I honestly forget how I did it, but in this case I do not think it matters. In the end these hinges were not heavy enough for my chest - they bent almost immediately. I went with a piano type hinge that worked fine.
Will this hinge work on a 1/2” thick wood?
Brenda G on Sep 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I don’t have acccess to the piece now. Id look at the 2 vertical screws that go into the back of the box and measure distance from front edge to screw holes. I suspect they are centered 3/8 in from the front of the hinge. If so wou”d probably split out the back side.
Can I eliminate the 1/16" gap by cutting a 1/16" gap mortise in the cabinet? Will the door still close properly (in my case, full overlay)?
paul t on Aug 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I had to cut a gap less that 1/16" in the cabinet to get the door to close properly. A 1/16" would not allow the door to close completely.
I recently put together a jewelry box that is a half-inch material. Would these hinges work for my box?
joshua r on Jun 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: yes they ought to work perfectly. I used them on a pine box I made that was also half inch, so I think you'll be fine.
What is the dimensions of the hinge?
Art P on Oct 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The hinge is 1”15/16 wide from the back of the hinge is 1”7/8 long the width of the part you screw on the lid is1”1/8 wide
Are the screws included with the pair of hinges?
Michael on Apr 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes they are.
Why is this only offered on line? can we get them in the store?
A shopper on Apr 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No you cant get non-mortise hinges in local stores ,because the local stores only carry hinges that people are familiar with & requested most where the non-mortise hinges 95% of public would not understand their use is
I built what I want to be a folding table that I want the top to fold backwards (then the front legs that are hinged will fold in, for space saving when not in use. So I want the top to fold all the way back. Previously I put door hinges on the back of the frame with the other leaf on top of the table. I'd like the hinge on this table not to show.
Will these hinges allow the top to fold 270 degrees? If these hinges won't work, what would?
tim v on Oct 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The hinge rotates 290 degrees, but cannot be attached to the table leaf and be hidden.
I am building a presentation box with 3/4 in walnut. This box is a little longer than a jewelry box. Will this hinge work and what size would be best?
Mario G on Sep 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They do the job, although, it causes a gap between the lid and the box which I don't really like.
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