Hinges are essential hardware components that allow doors, cabinets, windows and other objects to open and close smoothly. But not all hinges are created equal. Depending on your project, you may need different types of hinges that suit your specific needs and preferences.
In this article, we will guide you through the process of choosing the best hinges for your project. We will cover the following topics:
Hinges are classified into two main categories: continuous hinges and discrete hinges. Continuous hinges, also known as piano hinges, are long and narrow hinges that run along the entire length of the object. Discrete hinges, on the other hand, are shorter and wider hinges that are attached at specific points on the object.
Continuous hinges are ideal for objects that require a smooth and uniform movement, such as pianos, chests, boxes and lids. Discrete hinges are more suitable for objects that require a more precise and controlled movement, such as doors, cabinets, windows and gates.
Some of the most common types of discrete hinges are:
When choosing hinges for your project, you need to consider several factors, such as:
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