Double door danger from the microwave
Our Excella has elegant double oak doors concealing the microwave oven. We like these doors, but.....when these doors are opened, the right hand door in particular is a hazard to one's head after removing items from the credenza, below and to the right. I thought long and hard about changing the hinge system so that the door would fold right round to lay flat on the bulkhead, but I could not find a discrete and elegant solution. Instead, I decided to hinge the two doors together at the center, after removing the hinges from the right hand door. The doors are opened as a pair, and then folded together, keeping the right hand door out of harm's way. The matching hinges behind the center joint were "Decorative hinge, Antique Brass Finish", from ACE hardware, part #5300066. Two magnetic catches completed the project. I know we all like pics, so here's a few:
Nick Crowhurst, Excella 25 1988, Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel. England in summer, USA in winter.
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