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    Need Help On Building A Cabinat

    Hey Everone
    I am building a new cabinet for my 40 gallon but i have one proble. I cant seem to hide the hinges for the doors so u cant see em. Does anybody have an idea on how to hide them.

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    well.. you could use rails and make then slide.
    or get the door close to the same size as the opening and put the hinge on the inside if the sidewall is thick enough.
    or get them the same color or paint.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
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    Most hardware stores have the kitchen cupboard hinges that are hidden. The attach to the inside of the door with a step to allow attaching to the inside of the cupboard.

    Vickie

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    look for that kind of hinge ! Look at your furniture, it's almost every time that kind of hinge that is used. The only things with it, it's that you will have to buy the special drill that make the hole to fit that kind of hinge. It's around 12$ ! It's not easy to put the first time but after that it goes well

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    yep those are the ones... any home depot would have them

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    here is the kind of drill that you will need !!!!

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    Euro style hidden hinges is the way to go (as shown above) be sure the wood where they go is thick enough to handle the recess of the hinge mounting cups. If these type of hinges will not do the job you can go with top and bottom pins like those that are used on DIY flat packed cabs. The doors swivel on them. If you have the skill level required you can do hide away panel sliders that run in tracks at top and bottom of the opening.
    Rob

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    Prob with the euro hindges tho is they only open 90 degrees, so straight out...tho I think there is one similar that opens more..might be for a lazy suzie door

    or check here, you may find somthing else you like
    http://www.leevalley.com/hardware/pa...D=&ccurrency=1

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    You can get compound euro hinges that open 180 degrees. Check out the Lee valley site at the link that TicToc posted
    Rob

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