Fixtures and Fittings

Cards made from my CGP GCSE AQA Resistant Materials txtbook on fixtures and fittings.

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  • Created on: 30-05-13 18:11


  • Hinges are available in steel, brass + nylon, + can be coated to match a piece of furniture
  • The part of the hinge that moves is called the knuckle
  • There are 4 main types of hinge:
    • Tee hinges
    • Butt hinges
    • Pivot hinges
    • Flush hinges

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Tee and **** hinges

Tee hinges(

  • often used outside for things like shed doors or garden gates
  • longer strap allows the hinge to support a greater weight
  • often covered in black enamel

Butt hinges(

  • most common used for doors
  • one part set into door other part set into frame
  • available in brass or steel
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Pivot and flush hinges

Pivot hinges

  • allow you to lift a door off its frame
  • made from 2 parts that fit together
  • 1 part screwed to door other to door frame

Flush hinges(

  • used for lightweight jobs
  • screwed directly onto the surface of wood = easier to fit than **** hinges
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Catches and locks


  • hold a door closed without it locking
  • can be made out of brass, steel + various plastics
  • eg.s magnetic catch, spring catch, ball catch


  • made from steel, plated steel or brass - they need to be strong
  • cupboard locks are screwed to the inside edge of cupboard doors
  • no cutting is required when fitting the lock
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Other fixtures and fittings

Shelving fitments make it easy to change a shelf to a different height.

Leg fastenings, used to fasten legs to chairs or tables! just take the screws out

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very good and helpful

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