Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Washougal, Washington
You can use hidden cabinet hinges and you won't be able to see them, it will give you a nice clean look. I would split it in 3 sections for easy maintenance, it's a room divider so you have access to the "back" side as well. put low voltage micro switches in the hood to open a normally closed relay in the line side of the ballast for the lights in the tip up section, that way when you lift the hood the lights turn off instead of blinding you, when you set it back down they turn back on. Do not try to switch the secondary side of the ballast.