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post #1 of 3 Old 05-31-2014, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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Hinge for drop-down bar?

Folks - I'd like to build a bar with a drop down front door that becomes a shelf. My question: I know there are flap-hinges that lay flat, but how is the door and hinge positioned so that when the door is in the closed, upright position, there isn't a large gap between the door and whatever is beneath? This piece from West Elm is similar to what I want to do - how do they get such a clean look when closed yet keep the door laying horizontal when open.


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This flap hinge allows a lay flat when open and positions the bottom edge of the door with the bottom of the cabinet opening when closed.


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Thank you very much for taking the time to reply, including sending the link. Regards - Peter (St Pete, Florida)
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