Hinges are a type of joint which attaches two pieces together to allow for limited movement.
Door hinges are highly important to everyone’s daily lives. They are essential to open entrance doors, car doors, cabinet doors.
There are various types of hinges available with different types of strengths and purposes. They are made with different materials and finishes to meet any requirements.
So how do you install the hinges you purchased?
- Door wedge
- Tape measure
Firstly, you’ll want to measure the position where you are going to install the hinges. Use a door wedge to hold the door in place to get an exact position. If you are fitting two door hinges on a lightweight door, the lower hinge should be fitted 9 inches from the bottom of the door and the upper hinge should be fitted 6 inches from the top of the door – use a pencil to mark these measurements. If you have to fit three door hinges, place the third hinge midway between the top and bottom hinge.
Hold the door hinge on your measured mark and draw a line at the top and bottom of the hinge on both the door frame and door itself. This will give you the perfect position where the hinge will sit.
Remove the door and place it on its side. Hold each hinge on their marked position and draw around the hinge flap with a pencil. To mark the depth of the hinge, hold it level with the edge of the door and mark the depth with a pencil.
Slowly use a chisel and hammer vertically to start cutting the edges of the hinge, then make a series of cuts along the length of the hinge to the depth you’ve marked. Chisel sideways to remove the depth of the wood. Do step 3 and step 4 to the door frame as well.
Fit the hinges in the recess and trim any further if required. Drill pilot holes for the screws on both the door frame and door. Firstly, screw the hinges into the door first and then screw the hinges in the frame. Test the door to see if it closes smoothly.
Through the above 5 steps, you can quickly install the door hinges.If there is any problem during installation, please refer to the hinge manual or contact goldenwarm.