Piano Hinges

Boat Outfitters piano hinges are all marine-grade 316 stainless steel, making them rust-resistant and ideal for use in harsh environments. Choose the exact length of your hinge and we will have it cut to your exact specs, making your job quicker and easier. These piano hinges are perfect for hundreds of uses both on and off the water! » Read More

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What are Piano Hinges?

As one of the largest suppliers and users of stainless steel marine piano hinges, we have seen our hinges used on a wide variety of projects and boat partsPiano hinges are long continuous hinges, typically from 6 inches to 6 feet, and house a central pin design, making installation easy. Boat outfitters offer a selection of sizes, hole variations, and friction options to choose from, making your project easier and built to last. We use top-quality materials to ensure your hinge works every time and for a long time.

Features & Benefits

Boat Outfitters piano hinges are all 316 stainless steel, making them rust-resistant and ideal for use in harsh environments with exposure to weather and saltwater. This specific hinge design works by distributing weight, making them resistant to wear, more durable, and can be cut to any length. Installation is easy and finishes with a clean ‘concealed’ look to your project. Because weight is evenly distributed, this reduces resistance regardless of the size of your door, making them easier to open and close and providing additional stability by preventing warping and sagging. This hinge is designed for repeat use & abuse, heavy loads, and extreme environments.

Why are Stainless Steel Piano Hinges Important?

Using high-quality 316 stainless steel ensures your hinges are not just durable but also resistant to corrosion and guaranteed to work every time, no matter the conditions. 316 Stainless Steel is made with a more complex manufacturing process and specific purposes. It is a versatile, sustainable, and trusted material for marine, industrial, outdoor, and indoor use.

  • Easy to clean and sanitize
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • Heat resistant
  • Long life expectancy 
  • Low maintenance

Common Non- Marine Uses

  • Piano lids 
  • Cabinets
  • Shed/barn doors
  • Jewelry boxes & hope chests 
  • Food and drink processing equipment
  • Aquarium lids

Choosing the Right Hinge

Boat Outfitters specializes in all marine hinges. If you are unsure which hinge is the best choice, review all our hinge options and reach out with any questions you may have!

Length: We offer custom-cut piano hinges! This means you choose the exact length of your hinge and we will have it cut to your exact specs, making your job quicker and easier.

Mounting Holes: Adjacent holes (straight) run the length of the hinge and are designed for easy installation. Zig Zag, alternating holes avoid stress on a single plane and area for screw faces.

Friction: Friction-style piano hinges are great if you need the door or lid to stay open or not swing freely. This is why they are being used more frequently on console doors.

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