Installing Strap Hinges on a Blanket Chest
Testing and adjustments yield a perfect fit
Strap hinges for chests are different from those used on doors in that the short leg is offset by a right-angle bend. That enables the leg to lie flat against the inside surface of the back board. In this video, Michael Dunbar, author and founder of The Windsor Institute in Hampton, New Hampshire, demonstrates how he installs strap hinges on a blanket chest and describes a couple of alternative methods to consider.