|Forum topic by BetTheFarm||posted 03-31-2012 10:21 PM||2206 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
03-31-2012 10:21 PM
I’m sure this is a rookie question, but I’d rather be safe than sorry. I have already made a nice cabinet with beaded inset face frames and all of the doors. It is fully assembled except for the doors. Now I’m ready to install the doors and I intend to use butt hinges. I am concerned about maintaining the 3/32” gap all the way around the perimeter of the doors.
I’m guessing that when the butt hinges are mortised, I need use the depth of the mortise to control the 3/32” gap between the hinged side of the door and the face frame. It would seem that I can’t fully mortise the hinges or else this particular gap would be too narrow (and the opposite side would consequently be too wide). Any advice here? I am afraid of messing up my hard work here!