How to patch T slot of demountable hinges to take face frame euro hinge base plate ? - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 09-25-2018, 03:25 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 1
View TalkArtFunDay's Photo Album My Photos
Question How to patch T slot of demountable hinges to take face frame euro hinge base plate ?

I want to replace all cabinet doors in the house with soft closing euro hinges (while I am replacing cabinet doors from partial overlay to full overlay).

The existing hinges are demountable type that have a T-slot cut in the face frame.

I will have to patch the T slot in some way and with structural integrity to take euro hinge base plate - specifically, the base plate of these euro hinges goes on the front of the face frame.

There are two options I can think of:

1. fill the T slot with some sort of epoxy / sawdust goop, sand down to make it uni-body with face frame
2. cut out the T slot completely with a larger rectangular notch, glue a piece of wood in it that notch of same size, finish with wood filler and sand and make uni-body with face frame.

The face frame is eventually going to be painted, so I am not very worried about disparity after finish - a primer coat should hide any such differences.

So the main question is - which of the above two methods would be structurally more sound to accept euro hinge base plate right on that location ? Any other suggestions ?

Attaching a link to what the T slot of demountable hinges look like:

With hinge still in place:

With hinge removed:

TalkArtFunDay is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 09-25-2018, 05:07 AM
where's my table saw?
woodnthings's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: SE, Michigan
Posts: 27,280
View woodnthings's Photo Album My Photos
I like version 2

I didn't read your approaches first, I just looked at the photos and came up with version 2 on my own. I would make a router template to create the recess/notch so it will be accurate and speed up the process. I would make a long strip of the correct depth and width, then cut the fillers to length using a stop on the miter gauge. You can square the corners by hand or sand the fillers to the radius of the router bit.

Filling with epoxy will be messy because it will want to drool out. You could fill the slots with small strips and epoxy them in place as a 3rd approach.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
woodnthings is online now  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Concealing Irregularity: Face Frame Stile Wider than Cabinet? Lovegasoline Trim Carpentry & Built-Ins 7 06-13-2018 05:50 PM
1/2" Overlay Hinges for Thicker Face Frame Curmudgeon10 Trim Carpentry & Built-Ins 5 04-09-2018 02:55 PM
No more demountable hinges! What do I do? L. Michelle Webb General Woodworking Discussion 4 07-30-2017 08:46 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome