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Hello friends!

As you can see from the picture, I'm wondering if anyone knows of the type of hinge I would need for this peculiar movement?

The picture is a side view, of a door that opens downward.

Any insight or specifics would be greatly appreciated.

Colin
 

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Oh, that is very different than I thought. No hinge I know of will do what you want. A European hing will function but would be in the way when open. A butt hinge would work but would drop the inside surface of the door about 1 1/2" below the shelf level. It's the fat board at the bottom that is the problem. It would have to raise up as the door is opened.
 

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I can't think of any hinge that would perform that type of open, you would have to cut away wood from one of both pieces of wood to allow it to open/close with any hinges I can think of. I would suggest redesigning that item.
 

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Don't redesign the piece!

I say if that's what you want, figure out how to make it work, even if that means designing your own hinge. Some of the most intriguing pieces I've ever seen have had custom wooden hinges and door latches.
 
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