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How to Install Overlay or “Hidden” Cabinet Hinges

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How to Install Overlay or “Hidden” Cabinet Hinges

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To make this easy and delicious How to Install Overlay or “Hidden” Cabinet Hinges You’ll need the following ingredients:

First measure the overlay. Simply measure the width of your cabinet door, and subtract the width of the opening. Divide by 2.  My opening was 21”w my cabinets were 21.5”w so my overlay was ¼”. Some of the hinges are adjustable – spend the extra money and get the adjustable ones – you’ll need that feature, trust me! Check out my full blog post for where I bought mine.

how to install overlay hinges

Take down the cabinets and remove all existing hardware. Paint or stain your cabinets.

how to install overlay hinges

Next, you’ll need a precision mounter that comes with a large drill bit. Align the jig to the edge of the door, mark the center …

how to install overlay hinges

…. and drill your hole to the depth of the bit.  This is the exact size for the hinge to fit in.

how to install overlay hinges

Now attach your new hinge with a few screws, and screw the hinge back to the frame.  The other screws on the hinge allow you to adjust the cabinet door side to side and up a down a bit – use your adjustments to get your doors level.

how to install overlay hinges

And wa-lah, new kitchen cabinet hinges. – tucked inside …

how to install overlay hinges

… and NOT drawing your attention. For more DIY tricks, tutorials and design ideas, please subscribe to my blog here. To see more photos of this process and get the name of my tools, click the blog link below! Thank you!

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