Brass Cylinder Hinges are small size barrel hinges used on 1/2" thick wood. Function is for flush inset applications such as inset doors and drop leaf tables. Produced with heavy gauge brass plated steel linkage, hinge opens to 180 degrees. Easy to install, simply drill hole the exact diameter of the cylinder hinge, insert the hinge and adjust the wedge-tightening screw. Once installed hinges provide an invisible appearance. These hinges are not intended for load bearing applications. Choose from three sizes according to your wood thickness.
See bottom of page for additional sizes.
Priced and sold by the pair
One pair equals two hinges
Material: Brass with brass plated steel linkage
Brass adjustment screw included.
For 1/2" Wood Thickness
7/8" Closed Length
Opens to 180 degrees.
Marked center line, in each direction, with a square to locate center
Drill holes using exact diameter of hinge and exact depth of hinge (do not use oversize drill bits) Use 10 mm metric bit for 10 mm diameter, 12 mm metric bit for 12 mm diameter and 14 mm metric bit for 14 mm diameter.
Insert hinge-barrel into each hole. Simultaneously press hinge-barrel into each section. Gradually open and close, making small corrections as needed to ensure hinge is straight and not twisted. Should be flush with surface once in place.
Tightening the set screw expands the special built in wedge action providing a secure application.
Using Brass Wood Screws
Care is required when installing brass screws. While these screws are the best match for most antique hardware however they are not as strong as steel screws. The screw is easily damaged if the hole is not properly prepared.
The best practice is to first drill a pilot hole. Use a drill bit slightly smaller than the overall width of the screw, including threads, to drill the hole. Then use a steel screw, the same size as brass screw, to “cut threads” in pilot hole, by screwing steel screw into and then out of hole.