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What is an overlay hinge used for?

What is an overlay hinge used for?

OVERLAY HINGES Frame wing wraps two sides of the frame and allows the door to overlap the frame.

What part of the hinge is the overlay?

An overlay door lies “on top” of the cabinet opening (the door is larger than the opening). The overlay dimension is how much bigger the door is than the opening of the cabinet. This is measured on the hinged side of the door.

What is a standard overlay hinge?

The door “overlay”, is how far the actual door overlaps the face frame of the cabinet. Typically most cabinets (even cabinets built with exposed hinges) will stay true to the ½” overlay standard.

What is the overlay on a face frame hinge?

Overlay is the correlation of your cabinet doors to the cabinet face frames. The amount of overlay determines the type of hinge and door you will be using. So the overlay refers to the size or type of door, the hinge or how the cabinet is built.

How does an overlay hinge work?

An overlay door is a door which, when closed, lays “on top” of the cabinet opening (no part of the door goes into the opening since the door is larger than the opening). The overlay dimension is simply how much bigger the door is than the opening of the cabinet (as measured on the hinged side of the door).

How much is full overlay?

A Full Overlay door will overlay that same 1.5” face frame 1.25”, leaving a ¼” reveal on the sides (stiles) and bottom (rail).

When to use full or partial overlay hinges?

The overlay refers to the size or type of the door, the hinge, or how the cabinet is built. Full overlay hinges are used for individual cabinets or cabinets on either end of a row of cabinets. Half or Partial overlay hinges are used for a pair of cabinet doors in the middle of a row of cabinets where two doors have their…

How big are overlay hinges on cabinet doors?

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What does overlay mean on a cabinet door?

The overlay refers to the size or type of the door, the hinge, or how the cabinet is built. Full overlay hinges are used for individual cabinets or cabinets on either end of a row of cabinets.

When to use concealed hinges on cabinet doors?

A concealed hinge is just like it sounds, when your cabinet door is closed, the hinge is not visible from the outside. A concealed hinge can be used on doors with an overlay, as well as doors that are inset.