How To Install B*Tt Hinges
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A simple cabinet with solid brass b*tt hinges.(The door does fit perfectly, though it appears not to here, as it's slightly ajar.) B*tt hinges were widely used for inset doors in early-20th-century furniture and built-ins.
They are available in a variety of styles, types, and sizes to suit many different applications.In the English shops where I worked in the 1980s, we always used plain unswaged hinges; we knew them as solid-drawn brass butts.
These have a fixed pin and are not adjustable (except by means of various old-timer tricks; I'll reveal these in a future post); as a result, they're less handy than loose-pin hinges for hanging large doors.
Still, they are ideal for most furniture and cabinets.A well-made hinge with a fixed pin has virtually no play and is a dream to open and close.Oddly, the practice in those English shops where I worked was to mortise the hinge only into the door stile, not the cabinet — a method that saves labor but is arguably less durable, especially for heavy doors, because the entire weight of the door is borne by the screws.
Contrast this with cases in which the hinge is mortised partly into the door...