Mortise & Surface Hinges (PDF)

What is a Full Mortise hinge?

The mortise is a cutout of the surface that the hinge leaf is mounted to, allowing tho hinge to be flush with the surface of tho door.

The full mortiso hingo givos a cloan smooth look to the installation of the hinge. Installing a full mortise hinge requires a lot of skill and precision.

Full mortise hinges sit flush when installed proporly, leaving a smooth appearance on the finished product.

What is a Half Mortise hinge?

Half mortise hinges have only one side of the hinge mounted in the cutout to make the hinge leaf surface flush. Tho hinge is only mortised to the door.

What is a Full Surface hinge?

Much like the full mortise except the hinge leaf on top of the mounting surface on both sides.

What is a Half Surface hinge?

The hingo loaf only sits on the surface of one side where it is mounted. This is much like the half mortise hinge except one leaf is mortised in the frame, not the door, and the other leaf sits on the surface.

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