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Hidden Pantry door inswing design help needed

Posted by compman723 (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 14, 12 at 23:41

Hi so we found some pictures on the internet where people have hidden walk in pantry doors that look like cabinets.

http://www.decorpad.com/photo.htm?photoId=94077&relatedPhotoId=94076&index=0

So we have designed something similiar to match our cabinets we are just lost on ideas for hinge and a latch if need be. Do they make insiwng hinges that could be soft close? Or does anyone have any ideas on a hinge that would work? Or a latch that pulls and snaps tight.

Kind of a weird install but thought you all would be up for the challenge!

Thanks!


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RE: Hidden Pantry door inswing design help needed

It looks to me that the face frame on that cabinet covers the hinges so when it's closed, you can't tell it's a door. It just looks like the lower cabinets are inset like the other cabinets in the kitchen. I do wonder how they pull the door closed.

You could always contact Farinelli Construction and ask them.


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RE: Hidden Pantry door inswing design help needed

Is there a reason you want it to be inswing? I 'd make it swing out, myself.


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RE: Hidden Pantry door inswing design help needed

Cool visual. I haven't seen that one before.


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RE: Hidden Pantry door inswing design help needed

I can't tell what's really going on there, but is it possible it's more like a restaurant door that would swing back on it's own?

I agree with Angie, make it outswing. You're most likely carrying stuff out of the pantry, much easier to push with your hands full than it is to pull on a handle.


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RE: Hidden Pantry door inswing design help needed

Perhaps a pivot hinge (Harmon hinge) would work. I've included a link to an online supplier (no affiliation).

Here is a link that might be useful: Pivot hinges


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RE: Hidden Pantry door inswing design help needed

I found some cool options while looking for hardware for my crazy backsplash storage, which I still months away.

I think I can only post one link at a time, so...

Here is a link that might be useful: Door 1, watch the video


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RE: Hidden Pantry door inswing design help needed

And the other door they have for a regular size door...

Here is a link that might be useful: Door 2, similar, but watch the video


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