Step 3: Install The Hinge Cups

install hinge cups, installation of euro style cabinet hinges
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Press the hinge cups into the holes. Position a rafter square, as shown, to keep the hinge aligned. Using a 7/64-inch self-centering drill bit, drill pilot holes through the screw holes in the flanges on both sides of the cup, as shown. Drive -inch #6 wood screws into these holes to anchor each cup.
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    Tools List

    • pencil
      Pencil
    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • combination square
      Combination square
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • 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)