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John O`Malley05/12/2008 18:49:00
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Hi all, I intend to make a coffe table where the top can be lifted up so that I can store items in the base. There will be a two inch lip all round and I do not want conventional hinges.I would like the top to swing up clear of the base.I know its a cheek but can anyone advise on the type of hinge available or even how to do this.                               

Woodworker05/12/2008 18:56:00
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Hi John, a couple of hinge types spring to mind.

1. Piano hinges but these probably won't provide the clearance you need.

2. Blum type KD cabinet hinges are available with various clearance options.

Hope that helps,
Ben

Olly Parry-Jones05/12/2008 19:18:00
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There was an episode of the Great British Woodshop a few years ago where David Free made a coffee table with a top that lifts clear for storage and would sit at a comfortable height for eating. The mechanism was quite something and it wouldn't be cheap to have it shipped from America... Might be worth a look for ideas though, I'm sure you can view the old episodes online somewhere?
Mike Garnham05/12/2008 22:30:00
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The hinges you want are the side-swing hinges used for opening modern casement windows. They should enable the 2" overhang to clear the rails, and will probably fit easily onto a couple of blocks. They are sometimes known as friction stay hinges, or something similar.

Mike

John O`Malley18/12/2008 21:08:00
15 forum posts

Thanks all, Mike I think the side swing hinges are just what I`m looking for cheers!!

John

John O`Malley05/12/2008 18:49:00
15 forum posts

Hi all, I intend to make a coffe table where the top can be lifted up so that I can store items in the base. There will be a two inch lip all round and I do not want conventional hinges.I would like the top to swing up clear of the base.I know its a cheek but can anyone advise on the type of hinge available or even how to do this.                               

Woodworker05/12/2008 18:56:00
1745 forum posts
1 photos
74 articles

Hi John, a couple of hinge types spring to mind.

1. Piano hinges but these probably won't provide the clearance you need.

2. Blum type KD cabinet hinges are available with various clearance options.

Hope that helps,
Ben

Olly Parry-Jones05/12/2008 19:18:00
avatar
2776 forum posts
636 photos
There was an episode of the Great British Woodshop a few years ago where David Free made a coffee table with a top that lifts clear for storage and would sit at a comfortable height for eating. The mechanism was quite something and it wouldn't be cheap to have it shipped from America... Might be worth a look for ideas though, I'm sure you can view the old episodes online somewhere?
Mike Garnham05/12/2008 22:30:00
4114 forum posts
1 photos

The hinges you want are the side-swing hinges used for opening modern casement windows. They should enable the 2" overhang to clear the rails, and will probably fit easily onto a couple of blocks. They are sometimes known as friction stay hinges, or something similar.

Mike

John O`Malley18/12/2008 21:08:00
15 forum posts

Thanks all, Mike I think the side swing hinges are just what I`m looking for cheers!!

John

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