How to fit Concealed Hinges
I have quite a few guys and gals attending our DIY Divas Workshops ask me for more information on fitting concealed hinges, and I managed to find a very helpful video that explains all!
Understanding a Concealed Hinge?
A concealed hinge - sometimes called a Euro hinge or pot hinge - is a hinge that lays flush with the cabinet door without any hinge barrel or pin visible from the outside of the cabinet. The main purpose of using a concealed hinge is to provide a smooth surface to the outer appearance of a cupboard or cabinet door.
Another reason why concealed hinges are the preferred choice for cupboards and cabinets is the wide variety of styles available, and the fact that you can fit soft-close hinges that close doors and keep them closed - without any additional closure systems being required.
An added advantage of fitting concealed hinges is easy door adjustments when you need to compensate for slight imperfections in cabinet design. With a screwdriver or drill/driver you can adjust concealed hinges for a flush fitting all round the cabinet frame.
Fitting a Concealed Hinge
While fitting concealed hinges is a very simple process, it can appear a daunting and complicated project if you've never done it before. Once you've fitted your first concealed hinge, you'll wonder why you ever thought it was going to be impossible!
To make it even easier to fit concealed hinges, Kreg have introduced the Kreg Concealed Hinge Jig. This is a great investment if you plan on installing more than a few cupboard or cabinet doors in your home, or for onsite installation jobs. The Kreg Concealed Hinge Jig makes cabinet door installation easy with accurate hinge positioning with built-in indexing tabs.
YOU WILL NEED:
35mm Forstner or hinge bit
Corded drill or drill/driver
Steel ruler and pencil
Take a look at the video below that explains how to drill holes for concealed hinges and get started on your next project!