What Type Of Hinge? - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 10-29-2014, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 6
View TrailrunnerMN's Photo Album My Photos
What Type Of Hinge?

Hey everyone,

You all were a big help with my original bed project idea so I thought you might be able to help me identify what type of hinge (or concoction) would work best in this situation:

I switched plans and am building my bed as shown here. The only modification is that the height will be approximately 30" tall. I am raising the bed up about a 1/2 inch by putting 4x4 posts in the corners and bolting the four "foundation" walls (3/4" red oak plywood) to the 4x4 posts. The top of the posts will be flush with the top of the walls internally so you will only see the bottom 1/2" of the posts.

Here's my dilemma. I want one whole side (wall) of the bed to swing open. The wall that I want to open is 80" x 30". This is the reason for the bed being raised a 1/2". I want everything completely concealed and flush so I'm trying to figure out the best way to do this. At the very least, I would like the hinge to be concealed.

After thinking about it, maybe the best way would be velcro all the way around and just take the panel/wall off whenever needed and just stick it back on as needed.

I was trying to think of a way to have an internal lock such as this but not sure how strong that will be. I could always buy a heavier duty magnetic lock but those need to be wired.

I am open to all opinions and suggestions.

Thank you in advance!
TrailrunnerMN is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 10-29-2014, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 6
View TrailrunnerMN's Photo Album My Photos
Figured it out. I'm going with magnets that are countersunk into the 4x4 posts with metal plates on the wall. I am still open to suggestions but for now, this seems like the easiest thing to do.
TrailrunnerMN is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 10-29-2014, 08:26 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 26,151
View Steve Neul's Photo Album My Photos
If it were me I would forget about concealed and use a piano hinge as heavy as it is.
Steve Neul is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to Steve Neul For This Useful Post:
BigJim (10-29-2014)
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










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
what type of hinge do i use ? cedardude57 General Woodworking Discussion 3 10-20-2014 11:13 PM
Hinge type Skoozie General Woodworking Discussion 4 11-08-2013 09:51 PM
What type of hinge should i use for this project? waruixman General Woodworking Discussion 6 07-09-2013 03:14 AM
What type of hinge. Dominick Design & Plans 17 07-25-2012 09:36 PM
What type of hinge to use? CNYWOODS General Woodworking Discussion 4 05-09-2012 04:09 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