What are T Hinges?

Named after their horizontal "T" shape, T hinges are a classic design often found in farm houses, barn conversions, and country cottages. Their popularity is rising, becoming a staple piece in more contemporary and traditional properties alike.

The length of the strap gives T hinges an excellent load capacity and looks wonderful on ledge and brace plank doors.

 

How to Choose T Hinges

First, you'll need to consider the size of your hinges. This depends on the size and weight of your door. Traditionally, the strap would span across 2/3rds of the width of the door, but as long as it reaches at least halfway it should be able to support the weight. 

Two hinges are normally used, but if you have particularly heavy doors, you may want to add a third hinge. If you're unsure what your door needs, talk to your joiner/carpenter, or get in touch with us for more advice.

The second thing you'll want to consider is the look of your T hinges. You can choose between our three Blacksmith finishes (Black, Beeswax, and Pewter Patina) and our two signature styles (rounded Penny End and elegant Arrow Head).

Once you've selected your T hinges, you can choose a thumblatch set in a matching style and finish. Our Bean thumblatches are designed to match our Penny End hinges, and our Gothic thumblatches pair well with our Arrow Head hinges.

 

How to Fit a Ledge & Brace Door to a Frame Using T Hinges

A 6-step guide explaining how to fit From The ANvil's Pewter Penny End T hinges to a wooden ledge and brace door.
Above: a step-by-step guide explaining how From The Anvil's Pewter Penny End T hinges can be fitted to a wooden ledge and brace door.

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