Install Hinges and Knobs
European-style cup hinges are recommended for full overlay cabinet doors, and they are superior in many ways to simple butt hinges (Image 1). For example, they are adjustable after installation, so if the doors don’t line up correctly you can easily change the height, angle and closing depth of the door. Installation systems are available for these hinges and include boring templates and Forstner-type drill bits for precise hinge placement.
Use a square to measure and mark hinge locations (Image 2). Install the hinges on the doors first, using a self-centering drill bit.
Determine which door will be hung in each opening, then install the doors one at a time, using each door’s hinges as a template. Add knobs and hang new cabinet doors (Image 3).