One of the most commonly used hinges in woodworking projects, including doors, cabinets, and furniture. They are simple in design, consisting of two plates or leaves, which are connected by a pin that runs through the centre. Butt hinges are typically made of metal, although they can also be made of plastic or other materials.
The plates or leaves of the hinge have several holes drilled into them, allowing them to be attached to the surface of the door or cabinet frame using screws. The pin is inserted into the holes in the plates, allowing the two pieces to pivot or swing relative to one another. When the door or cabinet is closed, the leaves of the hinge are concealed, and only the pin is visible.
One important consideration when using butt hinges is the size and weight of the door or cabinet. Larger and heavier doors or cabinets will require larger and stronger hinges to support them properly. The number of hinges required will also depend on the size and weight of the door or cabinet.
Cabinet hinges are designed specifically for use on cabinets, and they come in a variety of styles and designs. Some common types of cabinet hinges include concealed hinges, surface-mounted hinges, and European-style hinges.
One important consideration when using cabinet hinges is the overlay, or the amount of the door that covers the cabinet frame. Different types of hinges are designed for different overlay sizes, so it is important to choose the correct hinge for the cabinet. Additionally, the weight and size of the door will also play a role in choosing the right hinge for the job.