Originally Posted by zotmeister
The reason I want to know about the cabinet maker is because I am trying to find a non-stock kitchen cabinet hinge (european style for pi-cut lazy susan corner cabinet doors). I was told by the local HD rep that I needed to special order this hinge and I had to know the manufacturer of the cabinet first. The hinge I am looking for has inscribed on it DTC ZA35.
First of all those who work at the big orange who only wants your little green are nothing more then minimum wage idiot clerks. There is not a body in the store who knows the first thing about home improvement issues. The most experienced person in the store may have hung a curtain rod for Grandma but that is the extent of their home improvement experience.
Beginning proof is that hinges for a BLS is not a special order. For a store who sells basic junk to Joe Homeowner it may be special order but not if you go to the proper place.
It appears you are in Fairfax, VA. Throughout the south we buy those hinges at a company called Louis & Company. They do not have a location up that way. This is the true candy store for cabinet professionals. Your second choice is Rockler.com as they also sell anything related to cabinetry accessories. They are mail order and have stores in most major cities too which would be better for you since you can take the old ones for matching up.
The brand name of the cabinet makes no difference. Truthfully neither does the brand of the hinge you need but it does help. I believe you have a GRASS hinge but many hinges companies do not print their name either. Try to replace your old one with a GRASS or BLUM which are the best. Don't try to order it from the big box store, they don't even know what it is. They should cost about $3.50 each but the big box store will charge you about $15 each. Yea I know. That's how they mark up their store items.