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Jun 20 2010

Curved Doors

Category: Funky Applications,Hinges & PivotsLori @ 10:30 pm Comments (1)

Here’s another door from the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, Massachusetts.  It’s actually a curved door from the existing building attached to a new door.  Because of the thickness of the two doors, wide throw hinges were used.  Wide throw hinges are typically used when more clearance is required behind the door when open 180 degrees, not to be confused with swing clear hinges, which move the door out of the opening when open to 90 degrees (see below for comparison).

Pull Side Push Side

Top of Door Showing Curve Door Edge

Wide Throw Hinge

Swing Clear and Wide Throw

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One Response to “Curved Doors”

  1. Duane Osterloth says:

    Dear Sir or Ma’am:

    I need shiny brass 3 1/2″ and 4″ high wide throw hinges. Can I purchase them without pre-drilled holes? If so, how wide would the hinge leaves/plates be? Also, I would like to know the cost, of course.

    I sure would appreciate your response.

    Thank you!

    Columbus, WI 53925

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