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Is it common to set cabinet hinges so the door slips off?

I bought a kitchen island cart yesterday at an estate sale and the 2 doors just came off without removing screws when I was loading it in my truck.

I've never seen that before and wasn't sure if someone screwed up or if it were meant to be. Iíve always taken extra steps so that doesnít happen, but it might not be such a bad idea now that I see it. As long as it doesnít fall off during use, it makes it for easy cleaning I guess.

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Depends,,, were the hinges designed for that to happen?
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Some of the euro hinges just clip on and are easy to remove and reinstall.

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Sounds like euro-hinges, which are designed to clip on and off for easy removal.
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I bought a kitchen island cart yesterday at an estate sale and the 2 doors just came off without removing screws when I was loading it in my truck.

I've never seen that before and wasn't sure if someone screwed up or if it were meant to be. Iíve always taken extra steps so that doesnít happen, but it might not be such a bad idea now that I see it. As long as it doesnít fall off during use, it makes it for easy cleaning I guess.
Depends on the cabinet. That is done a lot in Europe. They use a pin hinge which the parts are screwed on at the top of the door but the part of the hinge that fits into the door at the bottom is mortised in by left loose. Why they don't screw the bottom hinge I don't know.
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Sorry about getting back so late, something came up. Anyway, I guess it must be some sort of euro hinges with a pin. If I were installing this for the first time, I would of flipped the top side around so that the door canít come off. But Iíve never seen one like this and I suppose itís supposed to be like this. The whole cabinet looks like it was made on an assembly line so I can assume that it is correct.
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Johnny, that isn't a euro hinge, it is a Loose Joint Hinge. The photo below is a type of euro hinge.
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Johnny, that isn't a euro hinge, it is a Loose Joint Hinge. The photo below is a type of euro hinge.
OK Thanks. I just did a search for Loose Joint Hinge and found some called a lift-off hinge. I've never heard of these, but I sure could have used these this past summer.
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Also called flag hinges. You can get them for house doors also. Some come with built in adjustments.
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