Kitchen cabinet hinges

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Mr John Melvin, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Mr John Melvin

    Mr John Melvin Active Member

    Hi Guys

    I am fitting these Slide out Metal Baskets in some kitchen unit.
    The 500mm I am fitting into does not allow me to open the door fully.
    It is fowled by a near washer that wont go back any further,
    The baskets will open maybe 60%
    Which is better that bending and reaching deep into the cupboard.
    But I was wondering if the was a different type of door hinge that would allow
    the door to open more out of the way at the hinge position.

    Open to suggestions,
    I cant get the Pics to be accepted GRRRR

  2. Mr John Melvin

    Mr John Melvin Active Member

    Well I understand but it would really be out of place
    I just took more pics.
    Maybe I am looking this from the wrong point of view
    Its may be I need the cabinet fixing if the hinge to be allowed
    further to the left as more into the cabinet.
    I will try this.
    But it is much better than bending and reaching deep inside.
    Its just the lower hinge is critical fron getting hit with the slider mechanism.
    These units are nice at the price circa £18 including the sliders.
    Good firm metal no tinny bits.

    Back to the screw driver

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  3. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Well-Known Member

    The answer to your question is actually in your question John. The washing machine is stopping the door opening any further. It wouldn't matter what type of hinge you use (even zero protrusion) the door, handle and washing machine are the limiting factors. This is really down to bad design and a lack of forward planning. With some internal baskets they can be thrown away from the hinges with spacers, if yours cant be then you are stuck where you are i'm afraid.
  4. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    Can you get rid of the hinges altogether and fix the door to the bottom slider ?

    This way you can pull the door forward and the bottom slider will come out at the same time. Then you can pull either the top or middle ones out as needed
  5. Mr John Melvin

    Mr John Melvin Active Member

    Ok thanks for the reply's.
    I am not sure on bad planning.
    Just the washers got bigger.
    Cabinets have been in 8 years I was younger then.
    I will play.
    Thanks for your time.
    Have a good day Johnny M
  6. candoabitofmoststuff

    candoabitofmoststuff Active Member

    What about hanging the door on the other side and using the hinges that open 180 degrees in stead of just 90?

  7. fraggy

    fraggy New Member

    Where did you get these from for £18? That seems like really good value.

    Other than whats already been mentioned all I can think of would be to somehow get the washing machine to recess further, what is it that's stopping it, or you have a dishwasher that you could swap with the WM for a flatter front?
  8. Mr Rusty

    Mr Rusty Well-Known Member

    Good idea but I suspect the door will hit the WM
  9. Mr Rusty

    Mr Rusty Well-Known Member

    Y - where did you get those for £18
  10. Pollowick

    Pollowick Well-Known Member

    If you can get the washing machine in further you may solve the issue. However if you move to zero projection hinges teh door will go back even further BLUM 71B550 would be an example.
  11. Muzungu

    Muzungu Active Member

  12. barbaricduck

    barbaricduck Member

    A corner post would have been the ticket here - would have bought you 50-60mm. But it sounds like you have retro fitted the baskets so not much choice.
    A possible get out of jail is to see which bits of the wash machine protrude the most at the back and hack the plaster and base coat off these bits to push the washer back a bit. Not pretty, but it's hidden and may help...

    Just to add - you can get slimmer hinges (which you would normally use for integrated fridges), but I don't think that's the issue here..

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