Step 1: Mark The Door

mark door for installation of euro style cabinet hinges
Photo: Ryan Benyi
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Use a combination square to mark a line on the back of the door parallel with the hinge-side edge and inset inch. Then make marks across this line 3½ inches from the top and bottom edges, as shown. The point where the lines intersect marks the center of the hole for the hinge cup, the part that recesses into the door.
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    Tools List

    • pencil
      Pencil
    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • combination square
      Combination square
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • 35-millimeter Forstner bit
      35-millimeter Forstner bit
    • Rafter Square
      Rafter square
    • 7/64-inch self-centering bit
      7/64-inch self-centering bit
    • Phillips head bit
      Phillips-head bit
    • shims
      Shims
    • Pozidriv screwdriver
      Pozidriv screwdriver

    Shopping List

    1. Concealed hinges (usually two per door)

    2. Mounting plate (one per hinge)

    3. -inch #6 wood screws (five per hinge)