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post #1 of 4 Old 11-08-2016, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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I am building a dollhouse for a very young little girl. This particular design has a very steep roof. The problem: The front half of the roof should be hinged to allow access to the loft rooms in the dollhouse. I want the hinged part to lay back far enough that it will stay up without a risk of it falling on her fingers. Does anyone know of a full opening hinge that will fill the bill?
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-08-2016, 02:44 PM
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Three options ...
1) Just make that side of the roof removable. Set to the side, it can't hurt anyone.
2) Piano hinge the length of the roof line. Plenty strong enough to lay the weight against when fully open.
3) Two hinges (or a double hinge, if you can find one) that allows the roof side to completely lay flat against the other side.
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Re-built a big colonial style dollhouse a few years ago with a completely lift off removable roof to give access to every side. IMO no roof to bump makes for easier inside arrangements. Be safe.
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Oops, never mind the last option. If the hinge is on the outside, then a regular piano hinge will suffice.
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