Kitchen Cabinet Hinges

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  1. May 6, 2013 #1

    jhav

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    I just bought a house that was built in the 40's and the previous owner apparently didn't like the kitchen cabinet doors so she took them off. The hinges are nowhere to be found. I bought new hinges for them and they make the doors not fit. It looks like the inset is 7/16" instead of 3/8". Is there a store that would carry hinges that don't comply with modern standard sizes?
     
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    Is it the reach or the depth that is giving you a problem?
     
  3. May 8, 2013 #3

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    The reach I guess. The hinges cause the door to be too wide for the opening.
     
  4. May 8, 2013 #4

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    3/8 was the standard on the old ones too. Cutting the doors to fit again may be your onely hope. Have the doors been painted a few times?
     
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    I don't understand how the inset of the hinge would make the doors to wide.Can you post a pic?There are many different overlays you can buy.I'm guessing this is your problem in place if the inset.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2014 #6

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    She took the doors off, but left them behind for you? Could be that's why she took them off in the first place-they may have been sized wrong from jump street. Do they fit properly without the hinges attached?
     

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