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If I can't complain about the results, then I don't care who calls it cheating.  :)

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I just picked up some brass marine hinges today.  Someone on another thread (I forget who, but thanks!) had mentioned marine hinges, so I went and checked out a local marine store.  I got some that look pretty beefy and are about 1/3 price of Brusso.  It still cost $140 though... 

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6 hours ago, Art said:

I just picked up some brass marine hinges today.  Someone on another thread (I forget who, but thanks!) had mentioned marine hinges, so I went and checked out a local marine store.  I got some that look pretty beefy and are about 1/3 price of Brusso.  It still cost $140 though... 

I had sticker shock with looking at the Brusso or Horton hinges. The problem is the sheer number of them that Matt specified for the build. He wants 4 hinges per door, with 4 doors. 16 hinges is getting to be a lot. I also don't love the shiny brass hinges, so I'd rather go with steel for this or an antique finish. I can get the marine hinges in the ball park of $6 per hinge, which is a lot more reasonable. I just need to convince myself that the dimensions will work.

Here's the ones I already ordered. I'm thinking they're a bit light weight for the task, since the hinge leaves are only about 1/16" thick.

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What benefit is there of using 4 butt hinges per door, vs. a single continuous / piano hinge?

Seems like aligning all those hinges would be a real pain.

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6 hours ago, wtnhighlander said:

What benefit is there of using 4 butt hinges per door, vs. a single continuous / piano hinge?

Seems like aligning all those hinges would be a real pain.

Matt did it for looks, but he seemed to assume you needed to put the piano hinge on the outside. I agree, one of my concerns is that I'll do all these hinges and then have it bind in operation. There's a nice looking 24" piano hinge that I'm considering (x4, obviously). It's probably the next cheapest option, if I'm not using my eBay hinges.

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8 hours ago, SawDustB said:

I had sticker shock with looking at the Brusso or Horton hinges. The problem is the sheer number of them that Matt specified for the build. He wants 4 hinges per door, with 4 doors. 16 hinges is getting to be a lot. I also don't love the shiny brass hinges, so I'd rather go with steel for this or an antique finish. I can get the marine hinges in the ball park of $6 per hinge, which is a lot more reasonable. I just need to convince myself that the dimensions will work.

Here's the ones I already ordered. I'm thinking they're a bit light weight for the task, since the hinge leaves are only about 1/16" thick.

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These are the ones I got.  I'm just putting three on each side, rather than four, and I'm going for the drop in type hinges so that I can more easily take off the doors if needed  to add tool holders, etc.  They're still not cheap, but I figure they bridge the gap between Brusso and the really cheap hinges.

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