How to Choose the Right Blum Hinge for Your Cabinet Doors

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Face Frame Hinge by Blum

Ready to install the hinges on your cabinet doors?  Blum hinges are the choice of many woodworkers the world over for their quality, craftsmanship, and lifetime guarantee.  This post will explain how to choose the right Blum hinge to make your cabinets look their absolute best and allow them to function with ease.

 

Overlay or Inset What’s the Difference?

Inset Face Frame Hinges compared to Overlay Face Frame Hinges

First, a quick reminder –  when selecting face frame hinges keep in mind these hinges are not for use on Eurostyle Cabinets, they are for use on your face frame cabinets only.

Overlay Applications
Use an overlay hinge if the door overlays the face frame completely, with a rabbet. It can be predetermined or variable. If it is variable, you’ll be able to mount it anywhere on the widthe of the face frame and determine how much of the frame will be visible.

Inset Applications
Use an inset hinge if the door is completely flush with the face frame.

 

Closing Styles

Self-closing hinges are an ideal for cabinets. The built-in spring pulls the door closed and holds it in a closed position, eliminating the need for catches.

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