Door Hinges / October 11, 2018 / Yvette Guerette
Who would have thought that a door hinge could make the difference in the look of the door but it does. And you will quickly begin to see how important it actually is and you will be kicking yourself for not doing this sooner. Door hinges where would we be without them? Thats right we wouldnt be able to open and close the doors throughout our homes which would be a problem. Now even though these fixtures serve a pretty important purpose does not mean that you have to settle for any old ones. In fact there are many decorative selections available. If you are wondering how can door hinges be decorative well it is because of the fabulous materials that they are crafted from and the lovely finishes that can be applied to them.
By and large one of the most important inventions for everyday use isnt very large at all. Because of cabinet door hinges we are able to store things away behind doors that previously would have been on shelves. Although originally used in 1600 B.C. the Romans adapted the hinge for home use. Flash forward to the American colonies and hinges were used everywhere. Eventually they were outfitted for the doors of wagons heading west most prominently by Charles Hager in St. Louis. He founded the present day Hager Hardware Company and in the 1900s received a patent for the compact butt hinge and the rest as they say is history.
The new slow-close attachments only need to be added to one hinge per cabinet door unless you have large pantry doors. In such cases it is advisable to install two units per door. They will not work on just any European hinge though. You must have the correct straight-arm hinge brand and model number in order to be able to add the attachment to them. The hydraulic apparatus is sold as a separate piece from the hinge and clips on after the doors have been completely adjusted. To determine if the clip-on accessory is available for your existing hinge brand remove a hinge from your cupboard door and visit your local cupboard manufacturing supply company.