Cabinet hardware ?

Old 06-29-2015, 08:42 PM
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I am curious how these parts are generally supposed to be installed. This is the wood piece from inside the Featherweight cabinet. It has hinges so it can flip up to allow knee room. On the side there is a metal piece that screws in with a round depression (hole) in the center that engages with a spring loaded bump to secure it.

I'm not sure what this type of thing is called. In the cabinet I have, the parts were too snug so that once the panel was flipped up, it locked in place too hard. I took it off to get a better look at it and see if I could make it function better.

It seemed just a bit raised off the surface of the wood. I sorta get the feeling it should have been tapped a bit to set into the wood a bit deeper? Is anyone familiar with this type of catch?
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Old 06-30-2015, 04:31 AM
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I'd like to know, too. I have similar hardware on a 'sewing cabinet' that is shorter than the machine cabinets. It has what looks like two drawers, but the bottom is a lazy susan type that swings out. I think that the original hardware on part of it is long gone as the wood is chipped out. It looks like the metal piece may have been installed lopsided. I would think that it should be parallel to the front and back sides.

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