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I am building a cabinet / closet that is 30 inches wide.  I was going to use 2 doors 15 inches wide from 3/4 inch plywood.  My guess is they would weigh about 20 lbs. what kind of and how many should I use to support each door?  Thanks for your help!  Lynn 

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I would use 3 concealed hinges each side, exact type depends if your doors are flush with the outside edge or set into the cabinet?

Thanks Brad.  That is exactly what I was hoping to hear.  I wasn't sure if the concealed hinges would be strong enough to carry the weight.  I was also wanting to get the Kreg concealed  hinge jig and was looking for a good "reason".  Lynn

Brad Martin said:

I would use 3 concealed hinges each side, exact type depends if your doors are flush with the outside edge or set into the cabinet?

Hi,

My 5 cents - the concealed hinges will hold the load, but what really would influence the number of hinges per side is the height of your door as the main factor.

The guide is, at least as I've been taught, to use 1 hinge per every 20" of the door height, while the max width per door is 20". I recently built a shaker style door - 35" tall x 17" wide, and used 2 regular concealed hinges. Must note though that the weight of the door was considerably reduced by using 1/4" plywood as the inner panel, and 3/4" x 4" pine boards as rails and stiles.

Thanks Edward!  I appreciate you taking the time to help me out. Lynn 


Edward Weitsman said:

Hi,

My 5 cents - the concealed hinges will hold the load, but what really would influence the number of hinges per side is the height of your door as the main factor.

The guide is, at least as I've been taught, to use 1 hinge per every 20" of the door height, while the max width per door is 20". I recently built a shaker style door - 35" tall x 17" wide, and used 2 regular concealed hinges. Must note though that the weight of the door was considerably reduced by using 1/4" plywood as the inner panel, and 3/4" x 4" pine boards as rails and stiles.

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