Hear from Andy about how he expertly fits the hinges to all our bespoke cabinetry.
‘Setting out where the hinge is to go, I mark the edge of the hinge to line up with the top or bottom rail of the door. Historically, the whole job was done with chisel and mallet but now we use an electric router… a power tool with a small cutting blade that spins at 1000 times a minute!
I clamp the router hinge jig in place and set the router up with a profile cutter… This cuts to the required depth removing the unwanted material.
After removing the jig, the edges of the cut area are squared off by hand using a sharp chisel making sure the cut out is the exact size of the hinge.
Holding the hinge in place, I centre drill a pilot hole for the screws and finally fix in place with the correct screws.
With all the hinges in place on the door, I hold it in the opening and mark the position of each hinge on the frame. The whole process is then repeated for each hinge.
It’s time consuming but incredibly satisfying to see each hinge seated perfectly with crisp square edges all around them’
Read the next blog post in the series to find out more about how we veneer a handmade drawer front