Door-hanging jig frees your mind and hand
Mounting overlay doors on a cabinet seems to take three hands.
Mounting overlay doors on a cabinet seems to take three hands. This simple jig supports the door while you install it. Build the jig as shown from scrapwood, with the door rest offset from the cabinet rest by the amount of the door's overlay. Mount the door rest to the jig's center to form a T-shape and you can use the same jig for both left- and right-hinged doors. Clamp it in place, mount the hinges to the cabinet door, and rest the door on the jig. Drill pilot holes for the hinges in the cabinet and drive the screws.
—Dan Buss, Viroqua, Wis.