Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Need advice on cabinet doors hinged from top
I've exhausted my research, hope someone can help. I'm making glass doors for a cabinet housing my sound equipment, want the doors to open from the top, one for each shelf. Would be about 12" x 32" each, 3 of them. No frame. I would like the doors to open upward and stay up until I closed them.
I've looked at all kinds of hardware including lift-up and stay-up hinges (some pretty expensive considering I'd need 6 of them). Thought about modifications on drop-table hinges. I've thought about using rails (like drawer slides) so the door would rise up and then could slide into the cabinet on the rails. Blum has a lot of hardware hinge options but can't find anything at a reasonable price that would keep the door up/open. Doors will go on a simple frameless cabinet, will be similar to old antique library units.
Am I looking for something that doesn't exist? There's got to be a solution that won't break the bank. Any advice is appreciated.