Online Tips Index / Assembly / Installing Hinges
When installing hinges, you need to be ready to make a few adjustments. This can mean putting on and taking off the door a few times. And one thing to avoid is breaking one of the brass woodscrews. So I use a single steel woodscrew to hold each leaf during the fitting process, see top photo below.
And if the hinge mortise is too deep, use a thin piece of cardboard as a shim, see bottom photo below.
One frustration you want to avoid is breaking a brass woodscrew. So when fitting a door, use a steel woodscrew in the hinge leaf.
If the gap between the door and the case is too narrow, of if the gap tapers from top to bottom, try adding a thin cardboard shim under one or both hinge leaves.