Best Hinge for Built-Ins
Easy to install and adjust, cup hinges speed up cabinetmaking
Synopsis: Easy-to-install European cup hinges take all the guesswork and most of the frustration out of hanging and fitting doors on cabinetry. And although they may not be appropriate for fine furniture, they have revolutionized the built-in industry. Tony O’Malley lays out exactly what you need to know about cup hinges, from what type to buy to the details of installation.
From Fine Woodworking #207
Adding a set of built-ins is a good way to increase your home’s value. And in today’s economy, expending a bit of sweat equity is smarter than spending your savings.
Making beautiful built-ins isn’t usually as hard as making fine furniture, partly because cleverly engineered hardware for cabinet doors and drawers has sped up the process tremendously. European cup hinges make it simple to hang and fit doors of all types, from inset to overlay.
With traditional hinges, hanging a door requires…