Cabinet Hinge Terminology

Wrap Around Hinges
Face Frame (Semi-Concealed) Hinges
Surface Mount Hinges
Inset Hinges
Overlay Hinges
Reverse Bevel Hinges
Flush/Full Inset Hinges


CABINET HINGE ANATOMY


Hinge anaotomy diagram. The parts that make up a hinge will vary in appearance for different hinge types and styles, yet they still perform the same functions. Reversible hinges may be used on either left or right-hand cabinet doors.
Frame Wing: Part of the hinge that attaches to the cabinet frame.
Door Wing: Part of the hinge that attaches to the cabinet door.
Knuckle: Connects the frame wing and door wing and allows rotation.
Pin: Holds the hinge together.



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WRAP AROUND HINGES


Wrap around hinge diagram.

Full Wrap-Around: Frame wing wraps three sides of the frame and screws to the inside edge.
Partial Wrap-Around: Frame wing wraps two sides of the frame and screws to the edge.

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FACE FRAME (SEMI-CONCEALED) HINGES


Face frame hinge diagram.

The frame wing is visible when the cabinet door is closed. The door wing is concealed.

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SURFACE MOUNT HINGES


Surface mount hinge diagram.

Both wings of the hinge are mounted to the outside surfaces of the cabinet door and frame.

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INSET HINGES


Inset hinge diagram.

The frame wing is visible when the cabinet door is closed. The door wing is concealed and extends into the frame cavity.

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OVERLAY HINGES


Overlay hinge diagram.

Frame wing wraps two sides of the frame and allows the door to overlap the frame.

Click here to learn how to measure the overlay

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REVERSE BEVEL HINGES


Reverse bevel hinge diagram.

Frame wing wraps two sides of the frame and allows the door to overlap the frame, door wing accepts a door with the mounting edge sloping inward.

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FLUSH/FULL INSET HINGES


Flush and full inset hinge diagram.

Both wings of the hinge are mounted to the inside surfaces of the cabinet door and frame, concealing both wings and leaving the knuckle exposed.