Medium Drop Leaf Table Hinges are made with a rule joint. When installed this protruding joint is mortised into underside of table top. This mortising provides a flush surface enabling leaf to swing clear. Steel, fixed pin table hinges have counter sunk holes. Use in conjunction with steel drop leaf table supports.
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Priced and sold by the pair
One pair equals two hinges
Screws Not Included
Joint Length: 1-1/2"
Open Width: 3-3/16"
Long Leaf Including Pin: 1-15/16"
Short Leaf to Pin: 1-1/4"
Drop leaf table hinges have two unique characteristics: a rule joint and two hinge leaves of unequal lengths.
The rule joint differentiates this hinge from other hinges as it protrudes on only one side of hinge. The hinge joint is mortised into the underside of the table top providing a flush surface enabling leaf to swing clear.
The hinge leaves are intentionally two lengths. The shorter hinge leaf is mortised into the underside of tabletop. The longer hinge leaf is mortised into the underside of table leaf.
Rule joint hinges are available in steel and extruded brass.
Many old tables used simple steel drop leaf table hinges.
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.
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