What kind of hinge should I be looking for, for a cabinet door that will open vertically, like an oven door?
I built a cabinet (bottom part cat bathroom*, upper part storage) and I ordered doors for it, not really thinking about how doors balance. I expected them to open on the sides, like a regular cabinet door, but on consideration I think that might distribute the weight wrong. The doors are shaped like this
rather than what you'd normally see.
So I would like them to have hinges on the bottom, so they would open in the way a typical oven door opens.
But I don't think you can use a regular hinge for that, and there's the issue of gravity, when you open the thing, if it doesn't naturally 'stop' at a certain point, it will pull on the screws attaching it and eventually wear out and become unstable.
What type of hinges should I look for, and where should I find them? The hinges should look 'nice' -- it's a big piece of 'furniture' and it's in our main bathroom, so I want it to look somewhat respectable. I don't mean they need to be in the shape of swans or anything, but I want to avoid something overly utilitarian.
With regard to weight, I'm not sure, but aside from the positioning they're fairly standard cabinet door size. They were made by an online company that does just this thing. They're Shaker style, maple around the edges, MDF or some such in the middle.
*The cat bathroom part has curtains, not doors. Cat bathroom issues are fully engineered at this point.