I would like to change my existing visible cabinet hinges with the hidden ones. The obstacle I have run into is the inside of the cabinet where the hinge attaches. It has a lip about 1/2 inch. Suggestions ease on how to eliminate this issue.
photo please, makes a difference.
there are hidden hinges of the "old school American" design, which have differing offsets and fasten onto face framing of the cabinet and the back of the doors.
there are Euro-style hidden hinges that mount into flat-bottomed blind holes in the cabinet, and in those Euro style cabinet boxes, there are no extended face frames.
so a picture of what you have counts.
I would not try and buzz off face frames, for they add a lot of strength to the cabinet. I would use the classic Amerock-type hinges. there are several diferent offsets, and you will invariably pick up the wrong ones the first time. trust me. so get two of each, do NOT lose the packaging, and when you find the right ones, return the wrong ones, and get a double armload of the right ones. get a couple spares, too. if you don't get them, you won't have 'em when you need 'em. if you have spares, you won't ever need them.This message has been edited. Last edited by: swschrad,
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