I’m refinishing our kitchen cabinets and will be making new doors for them. But I need help figuring out if there is a hinge that can be used on the existing mounting style (cut outs in the face frame). Here is my dilemma:
1. I want to use euro (concealed) hinges.
2. The existing hinges had a partial reveal (the hinge pin itself). They were mounted to the face frame w/ a clamping mechanism that slips into a T-shaped slot in the face frame. It is essentially a through mortise (running vertically) with a slot running perpendicular (exiting the interior side of the frame) which accomodates the screw of the clamping mechanism (think of a short, wide T on its side on the face frame).
So it essentially sandwiches the face frame between two pieces of the hinge to mount it. To remove or install you simply loosen/tighten a screw and the hinge slides in or out of the slot.
3. I can’t find any hinges that use this same mount. A euro hinge would cover the hole, however I would need to fill the hole with something for strength and mounting of the euro hinge (which will be time consuming).
What do I do and where can I find hinges that use this existing mounting style?
Thanks for any ideas, Jake