All About Hinges

Nostalgic Warehouse’s carefully crafted steel hinges enhance the look of your doors without compromising durability and strength. Learn more about how to select hinges and what Nostalgic Warehouse offers.

The main parts of a hinge are the leaves, finial, knuckle, and hinge pin inside the knuckles.

Consider the type, weight, and size of door when selecting hinges. Heavier doors will need more robust hinges, and exterior doors will need parts that won’t be susceptible to weather elements. Interior residential doors are common and can use a variety of hinges.

For doors up to five feet tall, use two hinges. Add an additional hinge for every 2 to 2.5 feet. So, a door 7.5 feet tall or more should have three hinges.

As far as placement of the hinges, the top of the top hinge should sit 5″ below the top of the door. The bottom of the bottom hinge should sit 10″ above the floor. The applicable third hinge should then be centered between the top and bottom hinges.

When replacing existing hinges, pay attention to the size of the hinge, the corners, and the existing screw pattern.

Finials are the decorative tips on the top and bottom of the hinges. This added detail enhances your home and add character. We offer two finial options: Steeple finials add a dash of ornate elegance while ball finials lend a classic, timeless look.

Customize your hinges further by choosing between square corners or rounded corners with a ⅝” radius. Residential hinges for lightweight doors are available in 3.5” and 4” sizes while heavy duty hinges are available in 4” and 4.5” sizes and come with ball bearings for added longevity. Match your other Nostalgic Warehouse door hardware by choosing between our seven finishes.

What We Offer

  • Size Options and Screw Patterns
    • 3.5″ W x 3.5″ H – Three-hole arc screw pattern
    • 4.0″ W x 4.0″ H – Four-hole staggered or template screw patterns
    • 4.5″ W x 4.5″ H – Four-hole template screw pattern (Only available in heavy-duty thickness with square corners)
  • Finial Options
    • Ball
    • Steeple
  • Thickness Options
    • Residential (2.2 mm)
    • Heavy-Duty (3.3 mm) – only available with square corners
  • Corner Options
    • 5/8″ radius corners – only available with residential hinges
    • Square corners
  • Finish Options
    • Antique Brass
    • Antique Pewter
    • Bright Chrome
    • Oil-Rubbed Bronze
    • Polished Brass
    • Satin Nickel
    • Timeless Bronze

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