In your adventures as a DIYer, it’s inevitable that you’ll run across the need for hinges. Once you start look at these little do-dads, you’ll soon discover there are a zillion different types of hinges. So many in fact, that you should design your projects with the hinge type in mind. Believe me, I’ve build a few things over the years that had to be half torn apart, and re-thunked out, because I couldn’t get the door to work. The good thing is that they all fall into a few select catagories, and fan out in variations from there.
The cool thing about these is you can’t see them when the door is closed. Also, they’re adjustable after you get the door installed. Keep in mind that the installation of these hinges is a little more advances than the rest.
Now, there are some specialty hinges out there for just about any and all situations you can allow for. Some of these are complicated for advances carpentry, and others simple for strange situations and bad planning. Here are a few favorites:
270 Degree Overlay Hinge
Perfect that converted armoire into entertainment center. Your doors wrap all the around to the side! You could also use pivot pocket door slides, that allow the doors to open and push back into the carcass..
Now that you have the basics, get out there and build something with a door on it!