Hinging The Door

In this lesson, I'll show you how to install hinges to achieve a consistent, accurate shadow gap surrounding the door.

This lessons objectives:

Please be aware that you need to watch the video on cleaning up hinges before watching this one. Even if you have purchased high end, Brusso hardware, this is still worth doing just for knowledge sake. It will also help save you a bit of money next time.

If you're unsure on how to install a screw safely, it's strongly advised you watch my video on how to screw wood correctly.

In this video, I'll show you the function of a pilot hole, a clearance hole, and a countersink. Many people assume they know how to screw wood together, yet overlook this simple yet crucial step.

Click the button below to go to the video. It's only a couple of minutes long.

Supporting Material

Click the images below to see supporting material helping you with this part of the project.

How To Clean Up Cheap Hinges

Want to learn how to up the performance and looks of your cheap hinges? This is the video to watch.

How To Screw Wood Together

This lesson will teach you the simple, yet overlooked process of effectively screwing two pieces of wood together.

Have you got the plans yet?

Package includes working drawings, a cutting list, and a 3d SketchUp model!

The Student Series

To be filmed

One Comment

  • Ah, hinges, my worst nightmare! 🙂

    Dear Matt,
    thank you so much for demonstrating and educating us in this and many more difficult tasks! Recently, I have finished my own small cabinet which I’m happy to use every day. It is my very first piece of real furniture. See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5PIp7c4iN8
    It is all done by hand and without any help of power tools – yes, even the sack holes were drilled by hand. The wood is larch from scrap terrace planks and all joints are wooden with no screws or nails. There was also no sanding, just plaining (exception: the door handle which I recycled from another old cabinet). The finish is plain linseed oil.
    In the end of making it, I almost messed it all up by completely failing in hinging the door to the caucus…

    Thanks again, Matt and Rob for all your work, teaching and inspiration, be it good or bad days 😉 Please continue with it!
    Best regards!


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