How to Measure Cabinet Hinges
Whenever it is about hinges, there are always a variety of styles and kinds to choose from. Measurement, on the other hand, is something you should never neglect when purchasing a hinge. You can identify what hinge type will work best with the cabinet if you take the measurements. If you want to replace the hinges then you must know the correct size.
Below are mentioned some steps to measure size of the hinges:
Measure the Length and Width of Traditional Cupboard Hinges
Standard hinges are the most prevalent type of hinge found on cupboards. Two leaves, pins, and several knuckles are features of these hinges. Traditional cupboard hinges are easy to determine as all you need to do is determine the height and breadth of the current hinges. Here’s a quick rundown:
- Remove the Hinges From the Door
Loosen the bolts from the hinge with a screwdriver. If the hinge is stuck to the doorway because of paint build-up, peel it from the hinge’s sides using a knife. Then remove the hinges from the doorway using a screwdriver.
- Evaluate the Width of the Hinge
After removing the hinge, put it straight on a level platform with both ends flat to ensure the hinge is open. With the help of a measuring tape, find the width of the hinge from one end to another.
- Measure the Hinge’s Length
Now that you’ve calculated the breadth of the hinges, it’s necessary to estimate the height. Calculate the height of the hinges lengthwise from one side to the other with the measuring instrument.
- Evaluate the Radius of Corner
If the hinges aren’t square, you’ll need to calculate the diameter of the hinge’s corners to ensure you get the proper size. Place the ruler along the hinges to determine the corner diameter. Ensure that the hinge is not on the pin’s tip. Now calculate the distance between the start of the curvature and where the corner will be if it were square.
Understanding Hinge Size by Measuring Overlay
- Opening the Cabinet Door
Overlay refers to the level of contact a door has with a cupboard. When getting new hinges, most people apply overlay assessment. To begin measuring using a measuring tape, shut the cupboard door. This Step is only applicable for overlay cupboard doors.
- Hinge Measurement on the Door Sides
On the cupboard, there must be no residual marks. As a result, masking tape will be a suitable choice. After shutting the gate, vertically put the tape close to the edge. It must be placed above the bottom hinge. It should be pressed against the framework. Stretch it to keep it in place. You can evaluate the overlay by marking the door’s border. Simply draw a line down the hinge’s edge. A pen will assist you in making an erasable mark.
- Reopen the Door for Measuring
When you open the gate, there must be a piece of tape hanging out. It must be on the cupboard door, someplace below. It is the inner side of the tape. You need to adjust the tape on a removed door to make it visible. Put a ruler from the protruding section to the inner side. The overlay is around 0.64 to 3.81 cm in length. The value for overlay length can vary based on the cabinet’s construction.
- Door with a Partial Cutout
You should start by inspecting the edges. Start at the top and work your way down. Now, with a measuring tape, determine the distance from the edge and the inner edge. Hinges are commonly measured in 1.9 cm in many modern-styled inset doorways.
- Choosing the Correct Hinge Size
Your cabinets must be able to use a similar overlay type hinge. You will find the dimensions mentioned on the hinges. If there isn’t a notation, you can just evaluate the number with a measuring tape.
You must verify the width of a mounting plate in such a scenario. After learning how to measure cabinet hinges, learn how to install cupboard hinges properly. There are many options for hiring anyone to do the service for a low fee. Ensure you remember the size when purchasing cupboard hinges online. If you can’t find the hinge you want, don’t be afraid to ask for help.