Help finding appropriate hinges

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  1. 28061

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    Evening all,

    I've literally spent 10 hours+ over the past few weeks trying to find a pair of hinges to help secure a 140cm tall perspex door in my new Node 0 location and I just can't find ones suitable. I'd really appreciate any direction or pointers!

    Hinges need to be:
    • Able to sit at mid height
    • Able to fit 10mm perspex
    • Not require any specialist cut outs
    • Be matt black, or as close to as possible
    And that's it! Surely they must exist somewhere! Something that looks like this would be ideal: [​IMG]

    Thank you in advance.
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    Leigh
    Try Spiral Hardware.

    www.spiralhardware.com. They have all sorts of hinges mainly for glass but would suit acrylic also
     
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    Thanks very much for the reply Markleddra,

    Spiral Hardware do a hinge just like the one I posted a picture of above, for a decent price, but it also requires specialist glass cut outs, which I can't achieve with perspex.

    Think I'll end up ordering a tinted, made to measure shower door - most come with glass cut outs where you want them...
     
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    Acrylic (or perspex) isn't too difficult to cut/drill/file, I would think you could use any hinge suitable for glass and get away with it. :suicide:

    Most glass hinges I've seen seem to be either stainless steel or chrome. Might have to resort to spray paint. :p

    Dan.
     
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    I'll admit I am a bit worried about drilling Perspex but I'd give it a go, but lots of the hinges, including the ones linked to above require a 'Micky mouse' type cut out which I wouldn't be able to do.

    There's a 5mm thick Perspex door on the side of my cabinet, where I've used slide in hinges (attached). They work fine but the Perspex is a little wobbly in the middle. The hinges I'm looking for above are for a much bigger door (1.5m tall) and won't be required to hold any weight as such, just maintain rigidity when the door opens and closes.

    I'm really not sure what to do. I wonder if 10mm thick Perspex will be rigid enough... Whether glass will be better... Either way, it won't be a cheap order and I don't want to order either or and regret it. ImageUploadedByAVForums1459712230.685818.jpg
     
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    Was there a particular reason you wanted to use acrylic? At 10mm thick it would not be flexible and achieving the cut out should not be too difficult. Basically drill the 2 holes first to form the 'ears' of the cut out and then join them up using a jigsaw.

    Where are you based as I work in glass and could point you in the right direction to get it done?
     
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    Reasons for using acrylic - lightweight, cheaper (I thought), easier to handle, safer when dropped?

    If a 1.5x0.6m 10mm sheet will be very rigid, I probably don't even need the middle hinges. Providing that is, that it won't wobble in the middle if I only use top and bottom hinges.

    There will be times I'll need to remove the door on my own and I'm wary of doing that with glass.

    I'm in North Staffordshire - Stoke on Trent. I don't mind travelling some distance to get the right product.
     
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    2 hinges with 10mm acrylic will be fine.
     

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