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post #1 of 3 Old 10-29-2014, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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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!
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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.
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post #3 of 3 Old 10-29-2014, 08:26 AM
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If it were me I would forget about concealed and use a piano hinge as heavy as it is.
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