Is anyone else having trouble finding hinges? I can order some from Lee Valley but I was hoping to find locally… I can find lots of 2″ hinges but hardly any 2.5″ hinges. The 2.5″ hinges I have found are 2.5″x2″ which make them a bit too wide for the 3/4″ wood. Do you guys think 2″ hinges would be OK (looks and strength)?
If I order from Lee Valley, they have 2.5″x1.5″ and 2.5″x1 3/8″. I am not sure which would work better? I would think the 1.5″ but that hinge uses #8 screws and the 1 3/8″ uses #6 screws and I think PS said he used #6 screws so maybe 1 3/8″ is appropriate.
I am also looking at other ways of keeping the lid from falling back. Not sure I like the chain. Any alternatives?