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Topic # 171711 28-Apr-2015 19:53
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So I've finally (nearly) finished building my TV cabinet.

Does anyone know where I can buy some hinges for the glass doors?

The only ones I have found are the swivel/pivot which involves drilling.

I want the ones that just screw into the wood and hold the piece of glass.

The only place I've found them is ebay, but would much rather buy local, if anyone knows somewhere?

Thanks

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  Reply # 1293191 28-Apr-2015 22:35

You could try reusing hinges from an old TV cabinet. Should be heaps of cheap ones in second hand stores.



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  Reply # 1293246 29-Apr-2015 07:44
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Thanks for the replies.

$81 for a hinge! My TV cabinet has only cost $70 so far lol.

Good thinking re the second hand shop. It also got me wondering when the inorganic collection is, as there are plenty on the side of the road.

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  Reply # 1293275 29-Apr-2015 08:17
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see what hafelle (sp?) have, bunnings and mitre10 can get stuff in from them easy enough. Well bunnings did for me in the past.




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  Reply # 1293282 29-Apr-2015 08:23
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I had the same issue when I built my cabinet a few years back.

If you talk to these guys:

http://www.glasstools.co.nz/

They are the NZ agents for CR Laurence, which if you look at their site here:

http://crlaurence.com/crlapps/showline/default.aspx?GroupID=23324

you should be able to find what you need.... 

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  Reply # 1293328 29-Apr-2015 09:27
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33coupe: It also got me wondering when the inorganic collection is, as there are plenty on the side of the road.


I was also going to suggest this. I think I have an old cabinet in the garage - I'll have a look when I get home what kind of hinge is on it. 

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  Reply # 1293334 29-Apr-2015 09:45
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MadEngineer: https://www.sopersmac.co.nz/products/Offset_Shower_Door_Hinge-p6781.php
That's expensive because it's a shower door hinge. This could be an option http://www.opushardware.co.nz/glass-hardware/1/shower-hinges/92/fch-1/ but Hafele also have a few in their manual. 

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  Reply # 1293438 29-Apr-2015 11:46
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Haha sorry, I just googled which gave plenty of results, and picked one.



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  Reply # 1293815 29-Apr-2015 18:48
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Thanks again for the replies, I'm really grateful.

I reluctantly bought the hafele pivot ones from bunnings a few days ago, but I'll have to take them back.

Thanks sidefx.

I'll take a look at those websites and find out how much they charge for their hinges.

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  Reply # 1293817 29-Apr-2015 18:52
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Have you looked on aliexpress? I needed some hollow wall anchors and gotwhat I needed off there at a great price.

The other good priced place locally is handy warehouse in wairau valley. I recall seeing some hinges there when I was last on a screw and bolt buying trip.




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  Reply # 1311694 25-May-2015 22:58
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Just a quick post to say that I've built my cabinet. Thanks for the Aliexpress recommendation, I got my hinges from there.

If anyone is interested, Here are a few pics:

Before



After








I left the back partially open for ventilation, well actually it's the only piece of wood I had lol



With doors & hinges (glass taken from the coffee table it was originally on)



Its not anything amazing, and pretty rough around the edges, but isnt too bad to look at from a distance when it's dark lol. I'm fairly happy with it tho as it only cost a packet of screws, paint, and wood filler, and is my second diy project.

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  Reply # 1311699 25-May-2015 23:01
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Nice job!



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Reply # 1311703 25-May-2015 23:12
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ubergeeknz: Nice job!


Thanks for that. 

It took a lot more time to do than it should have, and those wooden inserts on the sides drove me insane. 

All I can say is thank god (or whoever invented it) for wood filler. Makes a poor job look reasonable lol.

The only downside is that it makes my tv look smaller, time for a 60" maybe . . . . .

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  Reply # 1311707 25-May-2015 23:46
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33coupe:
The only downside is that it makes my tv look smaller, time for a 60" maybe . . . . .


65"..




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  Reply # 1311761 26-May-2015 08:05
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richms:
33coupe:
The only downside is that it makes my tv look smaller, time for a 60" maybe . . . . .


65"..


Haha. Funnily enough I did phone Around trying to find the panasonic 65" gt, but it had sold :o(
Only the 50" gt and vt left at noel leeming outlet manukau.

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