Close your hinge. The hinge is made of three parts, two hinge leaves (which attach to your item) and the pivot point. With your hinge closed, the hinge leaves should be lying flush together. If they are not, then you have the hinge closed in reverse and need to correct this.
Use a tape measure to measure 8 inches down from the top of the door. Mark this spot with a pencil. Make another mark 8 inches up from the bottom of the door and a third in the center of the door.
Place your closed hinge on the edge of the door (opposite the side with the handle) with the top of the hinge lined up with the first mark. The pivot point of the hinge should stick out past the face of the door on the side the door will swing toward when open. Screw the hinge into place on the edge of the door with some wood screws and a Phillips head screwdriver. Repeat this step to attach the other two hinges. Note that when attaching the center hinge, center the hinge on the mark; do not line up the top of the hinge with the mark.
Open the leaves of the hinges that are not attached to the edge of the door. Hold the door so the open leaves of the hinges lay flush against the inside of the door jamb. Have a helper screw the hinges into place on the door jamb.
Things You Will Need
- Tape measure
- Wood screws
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Shims (if needed)
- When attaching hinges to a door, use shims to hold the door in a level position while open. This will make it easier for you to attach the hinges in the correct position without also having to hold the door level.