Separable hinges are commonly used on caskets for easy removal of the casket lid during finishing and upholstery after woodworking is completed. At a minimum, use four hinges per casket for a standard half couch (two piece lid) or full couch (one piece lid). Some craftsmen use six hinges for added security and for hardwood caskets. Hinges are sold each and include black #6 by 3/4 inch screws.
Edge vs. Flat Mount Styles
There are two styles of hinge escutcheon or base: edge mount style and flat mount style. An edge mount means the hinge escutcheon--the part that attaches to the casket box--is designed to fit over the edge of a standard 3/4-inch thick piece of board wood. If the top edge of your casket box wall is thicker, then you need the flat mount style of hinge.
Casket Hinge Contents Each hinge includes two pieces and 5 screws. Order 4 or 6 hinges for a single casket.
Hinge escutcheon/base (1)
Hinge stud (1)
Black oxide #6x3/4 screws (5)
Bulk Pack of 100 Bulk packs include base and stud for 100 hinges. At 4 hinges per casket, this is enough hinges for 25 caskets. Bulk packs do not include screws.
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