How To Choose The Right Hinges for Your Overlay

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Hinge + Mounting Plate = Overlay

Our interactive hinge overlay guide will make it easy for you to find the hinge plus the mounting plate you need for your application.

To begin with, let's make sure we know exactly what "overlay" is: 

“Overlay is the distance the door overlaps the front edge of the cabinet on the hinge side of the door when the door is in the closed position”

Overlay is also the most important factor when replacing or installing new hinges. In some cases you may already know your overlay measurement. If you do, you can simply scroll down to the the table below, select the brand you want and find the overlay size that matches your application.

Once you have found the size of your overlay on the chart, you will automatically see which hinge and mounting plate you will need to attach your doors. If you do not know the size of your overlay, you may be able to contact the maker of your cabinets to find out. If that isn't an option, you will need to measure for yourself.

Measuring your overlay is easy, and we have included a video and all of the information you will need to find the size of your overlay and the right hinge + mounting plate combination.

Step 1: Determine if your application has a Face Frame or is Frameless:

Face Frame                                                                             Frameless

Step 2: Know your overlay measurement

Once you have the measurement of your overlay, you can find that number on our chart and it will show you the exact hinge and mounting plate you will need to attach your doors. Simply look for the number that matches your measurement from any of the brands below and you will have the hinge + mounting plate combination you need.

Step 3: Choose the brand you want and the overlay type based on your measured overlay.

BrandPriceUser RatingFor Frameless Applications For Face Frame Application w/ Compact Hinges (Common)For Face Frame Application w/ Long Arm Hinges (Provides Wider Opening Range)
$5/5 1/4" to 3/4" overlay
Choose This Version
1/4" to *1-1/2" overlay (variable allows to extend beyond)
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1/4" to 3/4" overlay
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$$4/51/4" to 3/4" overlay
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1/4" to *1-1/2" overlay (variable allows to extend beyond)
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1/4" to 3/4" overlay
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$$$4/51/4" to 3/4" overlay
Choose This Version
 3/8" to 3/4" overlay
Choose This Version


Frameless:

Full Overlay Hinge

Partial Overlay Hinge

Inset Hinge


0 mm Mounting Plate

11/16" (16 mm) Overlay

1/4" (6.5) Overlay

Inset door (0mm only)


3 mm Mounting Plate

1/2" (13 mm) Overlay

1/8" (3 mm) Overlay

 


6 mm Mounting Plate

3/8" (10 mm) Overlay  


9 mm Mounting Plate

1/4" (7 mm) OverlayInset Door (Plus Adjustment) 


18 mm Mounting Plate

Inset  


Face Frame using Compact Hinges:

Overlay

Closing Type: Self Closing

Closing Type: Soft Close

1/4" BH38N358B.05

3/8"

BH38N3550.06BH38N358B.06

7/16"

BH38N3580.07 

1/2"

BH38N3550.08BH38N358B.08

5/8"

BH38N3550.10BH38N358B.10

3/4"

BH38N3550.12BH38N358B.12

1-1/4"

BH39C3580.20BH39C358B.20

1-5/16"

BH39C3580.21BH39C355B.21

1-3/8" 

BH39C3580.22BH39C355B.22

1-1/2"

 BH39C358B.24

1-9/16"

BH39C3580.25BH39C355B.25


Face Frame using Long Arm Hinges:

Full Overlay Hinge

Partial Overlay Hinge


0 mm Mounting Plate

11/16" (16 mm) Overlay

3/8" (10 mm) Overlay


3 mm Mounting Plate

1/2"  (13 mm) Overlay

1/4" (7 mm) Overlay


4.5 mm Mounting Plate

7/16" (11 mm) Overlay 

 


6 mm Mounting Plate

3/8" (10 mm) Overlay

 


9 mm Mounting Plate

 

Inset (Special Adapter. Must have 5/8" behind the frame to use)



Frameless: 

Full Overlay Hinge

Partial Overlay Hinge

Inset Hinge


0 mm Mounting Plate

5/8" (16 mm) Overlay

3/8" (10 mm) Overlay

Inset


3 mm Mounting Plate

1/2" (13mm) Overlay

1/4"(7 mm) Overlay

 


19 mm Mounting Plate

Inset  


Face Frame using Compact Hinges:

OverlayClosing Type: Self Closing  Closing Type: Soft Close

1/4"

GHA3046 
7/16"GHA02904 
1/2"GHA3026GHA02749
5/8"GHA1864 
3/4"

GHA2962 

 
1"GHA2946GHA04441
1-1/4"GHA3050GHA02838
1-3/8"GHA3088GHA04548
1-1/2"GHA3100GHA04549
variable 1-3/8" +GHA2814  


Face Frame using Long Arm Hinges:

Full Overlay Hinge

Partial Overlay Hinge


2 mm Mounting Plate

5/8" (16mm) Overlay

3/8" (10mm) Overlay


4 mm Mounting Plate

1/2" (15mm) Overlay

1/4" (6 mm) Overlay


Frameless:

Full Overlay Hinge

Partial Overlay Hinge

Inset Hinge


0 mm Mounting Plate

3/4" (19 mm) Overlay

3/8" (10mm) Overlay

Inset hinge only used with 0 mm base


2 mm Mouting Plate

11/16" (17mm) Overlay5/16" (8mm) Overlay 


3 mm Mounting Plate

5/8" Overlay 9/32" (7mm) Overlay (Plus Adjustment)  


6 mm Mounting Plate

3/8" (12.5mm) Overlay5/32" (4mm) Overlay 


Face Frame: 

Full Overlay Hinge

Partial Overlay Hinge


1 mm Mouting Plate

3/4" (19mm) Overlay

3/8" (10mm) Overlay


4 mm Mounting Plate

9/16" (15mm) Overlay

1/4" (6 mm) Overlay


BAM3R09

1-1/4" (32mm) Overlay