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Flush-Mounted Doors

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Steps 3, 4, & 5

Steps 3, 4, & 5

3 Place the door in the opening with pennies as 1/16" spacers on the bottom, as shown at left. Trim the top rail until you have a 1/16" reveal there, too. Then stick a penny along the hinge stile and mark the knob stile's location on a piece of masking tape, also shown in the drawing. Now follow these first three steps again for the second door. When you mark the second door's knob stile on the masking tape, it probably will fall slightly beyond the first one. Mark halfway between the two to locate the center of the carcase opening. The doors should meet at that point before you make the final trim on the knob stiles.

4 Establish the locations for your hinges, then cut mortises in your cabinet doors. Install the hinges, as shown at left. Here again, you want a 1/16" reveal, so set your mortise depths accordingly. The surest method is to mortise a couple of pieces of scrap, install one of your hinges, and check the resulting gap. Caution: Even though you've found the perfect mortise depth for one hinge, that doesn't assure the same result for every other hinge. The dimensions can vary slightly, especially with handmade hardware.


5 To find the correct hinge locations on the carcase, put the door in place again with pennies underneath. Mark lightly with a sharp pencil at both ends of both hinge barrels, as seen at left. Remove the door, hold a loose hinge at each set of marks, and mark around the hinge plate. Using those marks as guides, cut mortises and install the door with just one screw in each carcase-side leaf. Repeat with the second door. If everything looks perfect, add the rest of the screws.

Continued on page 3:  Steps 6 & 7


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doshimeghu wrote:

The doors which are used for plain faces on either side for interior and exterior constructions are referred to as Flush Doors. A heavy solid flush door is often used for installing sliding door that divides passage and two rooms.

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