I know of no ‘rule’ regarding hinge placement and will be interested in the responses to your question. Also, when installing a bunch of cabinet doors, I can mark and place the cabinet component of the hinge by centering it 4 1/16 inch below the cabinet top and 3 15/16 above the cabinet bottom. My cabinets are face-frame and the doors are full overlay with a 1/2 overlay. I now have a question about vertical spacing on the hinges – specifically how far from the top and bottom of the doors those who build cabinets frequently place the hinges. Placement.html From contributor P: We use a Blum minipress in our shop and drill all doors 4 from the edge of the doors on top and bottom (unless it’s a funky arched door or has some other obstruction). Swing the door into position on the cabinet and use the hinge plates to as a template to either mark or drill the remaining pilot holes. With all of the pilot holes drilled, all that’s left is to unscrew the single hinge plate screw and remove the door, erase any marks or peel off the masking tape, re-attach the door to the cabinet and make adjustments as necessary.
Identify the hinge placement, by first locating the portion of the door which meets the cabinet. The doors should end up perfectly centered over the openings of the cabinet. I just replaced all the interior doors in a house and left half the hinge in the jambs and routed hinge mortises in the new doors to fit. I mocked up the frame to some cabinets and the floor in my shop. Attach the cabinet hardware to the door first, and then hang the door on the cabinet face frame. Open up the hinges and position the door against the edge of the face frame so the hinges are aligned with the tape marking the hinge locations.
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Hanging and adjusting cabinet doors is a breeze with Euro-style hinges. European or cup-style hinges are easy to install and adjust. Step 5: Set the door in position and install the baseplate screws to hang the door on the cabinet. But cabinet knob placement is an issue for many, as some people just don’t know exactly where to place the knob on the cabinet door. Put the knob in the center of the door and you will quickly see it takes far more effort to open the door than if the knob is on the outer edge of the cabinet door frame away from the hinge. Position the hinges: Put four thicknesses of self-adhesive notepaper (Post-It is one brand) between the base and lid, positioning the spacers near the ends of the box so they won’t interfere with hinge placement. A no-mortise hinge is a fast and efficient way to hang inset cabinet doors, producing an even reveal between carcase and door on the hinge side. The experts at DIYNetwork.com show how to reattach a loose hinge. Measure off the new hinge position on the door using the new plate position as a guide. How to install inset cabinet doors (companion article to the video on this page). Then I fit the hinge side, the top, and then the strike side; put the mortised hinges in, hang the door, and then do the final fit. A good door in a well-made cabinet deserves to be hung on quality hardware. I’m using the same hinges and using the old doors as a hinge placement model.
Everyone, who has ever replaced a hinge has wished to find one where the screw hole pattern on the new hinge matched the screw hole pattern on the old hinge, obviously, so that they won t have to re-drill the screw holes. If you try to use an existing screw hole pattern that is close but not exact, you may find that your door does not close properly. When I worked as a professional cabinetmaker I was always surprised at the number of so-called professionals who would go to any length to avoid making inset doors. With a long straightedge across the outfeed table, position the infeed table until the ruler meets the bottom of the straightedge, then lock the infeed table in place. The hinge stile is the best place to start for fitting a door.