How to Install Door Hinges on a Bookshelf

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Learn about installing door hinges to your bookcase from a carpentry expert in this free woodworking video.

Part of the Video Series: How to Build a Wooden Bookshelf
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In this video clip we would be installing our hinges. I started of my measuring 2 inches and marking a line and putting my hinge on it. I really didn't like the look of that so I went back to 1 1/2 inches and thought that, that might have looked a little bit better. I marked a line on both sides. Next I'm going to line up my hinge with my line and mark for my holes and drill pilot holes. After that I'm going to install my screws for my hinges, then we are going to mark our drill points on our shelving units and drill pilot holes. And install our hinges. Once we got all those hinges on we can go ahead and test it out, we got plenty of clearance all the way around it and it looks pretty good.

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