Workshop tip: Ledger boards make it easier to fit and hang inset doors

To make it less awkward to hang inset doors, I lay the cabinet on its back and use double-sided tape to attach temporary ledger boards just inside the opening. This supports the doors while I’m dialing in the gaps around them (with a series of trim cuts), and does the same when I am transferring hinge locations from the cabinet to the door.

cabinet with inset doors

—MARK GOLDBAUM, Sauger ties, N.Y.

Illustrations by Dan Thornton
From Fine Woodworking issue #294

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