Euro hinge for flip-down door
I'm sketching up a built-in cabinet to hold TV and associated components. I've done this before with good success, however this time I have a challenge and was hoping I could get some advice.
The shelf that holds the components (cable box, etc) will have a door covering it at the front. The trick is that the door will be very wide and short (about 9" tall and up to 48" wide), so rather than having it hinge to the side, I'd like it to "drop down" with hinges on the bottom allowing the top of the door to flip down toward me. This will give the look of a dresser drawer but will allow the door to get out of the way to acccess the components (they will be on a shelf with slides for easy access to the back of the components -- door drops down, shelf slides out).
The trick is I don't want to rely on plain concealed/euro hinges becuase I'm afraid they won't have enough spring closing force to keep the door closed. With this size of door I expect it to be heavy and need some extra reassurance it will stay closed (yes it will be fully vertical at that point and should put very little torque on the hinges, but I want to be sure). Plus, when the door is in the down position (parallel to the floor) the hinges will need the strength to hold it there.
Anyway, does anyone have thoughts? Are there special hinges for this application? Or do I just look for a well-made and robust euro hinge, and maybe use a few extras?