Homeowner’s Guide to Cabinet Hinges
By: Julie Day
Surface Mounted Inset/Lipped Hinges
Surface mounted inset/lipped hinges are similar to surface mounted overlay hinges, except they’re shaped to fit the 3/8” wide and deep rabbet on lipped doors. One side of the hinge attaches to the surface of the cabinet frame, and the other side attaches to the back of the cabinet door.
Surface mounted inset hinges can be designed with a decorative plate that’s visible when you close the cabinet, or with a semi-concealed design that only shows the knuckle and pin. They may be self-closing or not, depending on the variety.
Uses: Face frame cabinets with inset/lipped doors.
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