Installing your inset soft close mechanism

Video Transcript

The last part of our inset demonstration for hinges is putting on the soft close devices. There's a little hook and bar kind of thing here. I'm not sure you can see it in the video but it's a little piece of springy metal and then these hooks. This is the front of our cabinet. The inset device goes in like this. You take that little piece of springy metal and pull it upwards into that hole where that adjustment screw goes. Pull it upwards through that hole and let it set back. Now that device is in there, and when you shut the door it will softly close. Let me see if I can demonstrate that by standing the cabinet upright. Come around the other side here.
Now with our soft close device on our door will just gently shut. Typically you put them on top and bottom. You can just do them on top or bottom as long as it's not a real big door. We have had some people say they don't snap on quite as nice and the metal might need to be pinched or bent with a pair of pliers. Haven't had any problems with this job but just be aware of that and give us a call if you have any problems.

4 thoughts on “Installing Inset Hinges: Part 4 – Installing your Soft Close Device

    1. No, we dont sell any hinges for that application, but you may want to talk to a hardware supplier like cabinetparts.com or rockler.com

  1. I am trying to install an inlay door that has two pull out drawers. There is no place to mount the inlay hinges because the wooden spacers are in the way

    1. Hey Bob, thanks for your question. You are correct the POT vertical supports interfere with the inset hinge placement. Here are 2 common workarounds: The first method is to install the front POT vertical supports about 3″ back from the face frame (attach them to the cabinet sides only). Then you trim 3″ off the depth of the horizontal POT cleats (that mount to the glides) so they will fit into the newly located vertical cleats. The second method is to cut the two front vertical supports into 2 or 3 sections that will fit below/between/above the hinge brackets. You just want to make sure the notches line up with the back notch heights. If you need further clarification, feel free to reach out to your Sales Rep directly. Have a great day!

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