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Hinge Types

flush hinge

There are a variety of door types requiring differnet hinges styles. We have listed the 5 main categories below. Hinges are generally referred to by their application.


Flush hinges. Also called full-inset. The door fits completely in the opening and is flush with the cabinet surface. Also applicable to frameless cabinets.





Overlay hinges.The door is larger than the opening and lays over it. Also applicable to frameless cabinets.
Inset hinges. Part of the door is inset into the opening and part of the door overlays the opening.

















Architectural hinges are hinges used in construction of a home or business, and thus fall into two categories: Residential and Commercial. Most of these will be variations on the butt-style hinge.





architectural hinges



overlay hinge
inset hinge