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Euro hinge gap problem

mikimball's picture

Hi, I’m having a problem on my first time using euro hinges. It’s a face-frame installation, 1/2” overlay, 105 degree hinges.

My problem is that on the hinge side, when the door is closed, there’s a good 3/16” gap between the face frame and the back of the door. If I adjust the hinges to lessen the gap, the door binds when it swings.

Do people usually put a bevel on the hinge-side back edge of the door for clearance?

Or do you drill the big hinge hole so it’s closer to the hinge edge of the door (thus if the hinge is on the right. shifting the door to the left when closed and away from the frame when opened)? I’m already drilling the hole within 3/16” of the door edge, though, so there’s not much room there to play with. This approach also shifts the overlay so it’s not even on the 2 sides of the door, and my doors and the drawers above them would no longer line up vertically.

I've done enough head-scratching that my head is sore, so I decided to ask you guys!

hammer1's picture

You have to bore the hole (post #170857, reply #1 of 2)

You have to bore the hole according to manufacturers instructions. The hinge should have an adjustment for both in and out, up and down, left and right. It's intended that rubber bumpers are used on the closing side of the door, they don't close tight to the cabinet.

Beat it to fit / Paint it to match

polarsea1's picture

With a face frame adaptor the (post #170857, reply #2 of 2)

With a face frame adaptor the door should fit very close to the frame unless you are using the mini-hinge - I don't know anything about those. On a frameless cabinet with full/nearly full overlay the hinge cup plate sits between the cabinet box and the door so it isn't possible to have a close fit. ~2mm is right.

If you can't make it work with the adjustments, I'd check mounting plates for parallel and the hinge bore pattern to insure that it is square and last see that the offset is bored correctly.