DIY Network

How to Install a Cabinet Hinge

Installing a cabinet hinge is a quick and easy process. These step-by-step instructions show how to complete the process in no time.

More in Home Improvement

installing a cabinet hinge
  • Time

    15 Minutes

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Mark and Cut the Wood

Mark the position and depth of the hinge on the wood with a pencil (Image 1).

Use a chisel to make small cuts into the pencil marks (Image 2).

Step 2: Dig an Indentation, and Place the Hinge

Dig a small indentation with the chisel and mallet.

Remove debris from the indentation to ensure a smooth surface.

Place the hinge above the indentation and screw into place.

dig small indentation with chisel and mallet

Was this project helpful?

Don't forget: Read comments and leave your own




Sign in

All fields are required.

E-mail Address:


Remember me on this computer

Signing in

Please enter your email address and we will send your password

E-mail Address

Your password has been sent and should arrive in your mailbox very soon.

Not a member?

Sign up with DIY Network to share tips with other do-it-yourselfers and comment and ask questions on projects.

It's free and easy.