There are hundreds of hinges on the market and the quality level of hinges ranges from very good to very poor. The price range is almost as wide.
To help our door users avoid the disappointment of installing a superior quality cabinet door on a poor hinge, we decided to offer a top-quality, American-made hinge.
These Blum hinges are not usually carried by the Big-Box Stores because they simply can’t get the same profit margin as with cheap imports.
These Hinges are top quality, self closing, American made, Blum Inserta Clip-Top, 120
The Blum part number is 71T5590B. The hinges do not require screws and are simply placed in the hinge pockets bored into the doors, and they lock into place when the locking clip is closed.
These hinges are now used by most high-end cabinet makers across the country.
The Face-frame adapter plate is Blum part number 175L6030.21, zinc die-cast, nickel plated, and does require two #7 x 3/4″ wood screws (not supplied).
The Adapter plate is for Face-frame cabinets with 1/2″ overlay.
If you order Hinge Boring, your doors will have 35mm holes bored 3 inches from the bottom and top of the door. Doors under 14 inches will have the pockets bored 1 1/2 inches from the top and bottom of the door.
If you wish, doors over 48″ tall may have three hinge cups bored, with the third hinge in the door center point (3 hinges are recommended for doors over 48″ in height).