Step 7: Mortise hinges

scooping out wood with chisel
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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Create mortises for the door hinges by scooping out the wood with a chisel, its bevel side facing down. Then flip the chisel bevel side up to smooth the surface.
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    Tools List

    • 100-foot tape measure
      Measuring tape
    • pencil compass
      Pencil
    • framing square
      Framing square
    • combination square
      Combination Square
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • hand clamps
      Clamps
    • chisel
      Chisel
    • drill
      Cordless Drill Driver
    • Phillips screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • paintbrush
      Paintbrush
    • table saw
      Table Saw

    Shopping List

    1. Vintage stained glass window

    2. Salvaged bin pull

    3. Pre-primed pine

    4. Paint5. Wood glue

    6. Hinges

    7. Steel tacks

    8. Finish screws