Hidden Kitchen Cabinet Hinges
Hidden kitchen cabinet hinges are a cheap way to revive your existing cabinets and bring in a modern style. These hinges are completely hidden when the door is closed. Hidden or European hinges can be installed using a hidden hinge jig and a router to cut into the mounting hole on the door panel. The cabinet-side of the hinged screws on the side wall or the edge of the face board. Once the hinges are installed, they can be adjusted by loosening three screws so that the door panel can be adjusted to the cabinet.
Put the cabinet door on a work surface with the inside of the panel facing up. Mount the router jig to the top of the hinge side edge on the inner side of the door panel. Use the supplied screws with the hinge to mount the jig. The top edge of the jig must flush with the top edge of the door panel. Slowly join the router. Turn on the transducer and hunt the hinged mounting hole by letting the bush ride along the jig. Remove the router from the tree when the cut is complete.
Mount the jig on the bottom of the hinge side edge on the inside of the door panel and chase the mounting hole using the same process. Insert a hidden hinge into each mounting hole. Keep the door in place with hinges in the open position. Adjust the cabinet side mounts in position on the front of the inside of the cabinet side. Mark the mounting holes with a pencil. Drill a pilot hole in each pencil mark on the inside of the cabinet side using a drill and a 1/16-inch drill.