What is the style rule of thumb when ordering hinges

chefwongJune 7, 2012

Square Edges, vs 1/2 vs 3/8 Corner Radius...

I'm also doing some in a concealed hinge setup...which is a easy choice.

The corner treatment of the hinge style has got me baffled..

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cat_mom

We replaced all of our interior doors and used square edge hinges. Personal preference really. The doors were pre-hung doors, and shipped with brass, radius corner hinges. We ordered antique nickel hinges to match the antique nickel doorknobs we'd gotten for the doors, so we got to choose the hinge corner style we liked.

When DH removed the "shipping" hinges, he easily notched out the corners of the "cut-outs" (technical term escapes me!) with a small chisel, I think. The new hinges fit perfectly.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 11:03AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bronwynsmom

Cat mom - the mortises.

Having things like this in my head is probably why I can't remember anything important...(anybody want to hear a Jello commercial from 1954...?)

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 4:40PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
chefwong

I went ahead and ordered the square edge ones. It just made sense when I looked at it. I hope the CEO doesn't see how much I paid for these concealed hinges ;-) but they are ever so nice

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 5:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cat_mom

Thanks bronwynsmom!!! I am a fountain of trivia as well. Didn't know the word for that though!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 11:05PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bronwynsmom

You're welcome, cat-mom -

Chefwong, I'm gad you chose the square - very much more classic - the round edged ones always scream "builder standard" to me.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 9:00AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
What is a McMansion? Tell Us In 25 Words or Less
Everybody seems to have his or her own definition of...
kswl2
Art height...opinions
i'm hanging six botanicals above table. Do you think...
Kitch4me
It's me......
Hi Everybody. It's me. I'm a relatively longtime...
Karen Viscito Interiors
My anniversary gift
Got a new piece of furniture the other day. Well sort...
the_foxes_pad
How to respond to social backlash aimed at your mid mod aesthestic? R
Today's retrorenovation blog was filled with subjects...
lov_mkitchenIOWA zone 6b
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™