Video: How to Install Butt Hinges
An easy method for installing these durable hinges using a combination of hand- and power-tool skills
Andy Rae walks you through the installation process starting with hinge-mortise layout. He shows a straightforward way to hog out the waste with a trim router and gives chiseling tips for cleaning up the mortises. Then see how to install the hinges and hang the door to get a nice, even reveal. For more information, read a Garrett Hack article on butt hinges and to learn how to chop a mortise completely by hand by watching his video on the topic.