Inset: As on face-frame cabinets, inset door on frameless cabinets fit within the cabinet opening and sit flush with the front edges of the cabinet. European hinges have a mounting plate that secures to the cabinet and a cup that seats in a (typically 35mm) circular mortise drilled in the back of the door. Hinges creak, wear out, discolor or even break over the years. They can also bend. This makes cabinet doors fit poorly. New hinges can update any set of cabinet doors no matter how old they are, and. I always apply finish to the cabinet and doors before I install hinges.For an inset application (as shown in these photos), cut the doors leaving a 1/8-in.
Learning how to hang cabinet doors is a great way to update your home, by giving your kitchen a face lift. You may need someone to help you with this, since it is difficult to balance the door and install the hinges at the same time. Installing Butt Hinges. Fitting butt hinges is exacting work. The door and cabinet must be precisely mortised to accept the leaves of the hinges. CLIP top hinges are concealed hinges for cabinet doors, meaning they cannot be seen when the door is closed. Blum offers machines and templates that also help with installation.
One good rule of thumb is to line up a knob with the top of the bottom door rail. If you’re installing door pulls, line up the bottom of the pull with the top of the door rail.