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How to Install Hardware for a Slab Door

  • May 4, 2015


Save money with these tips and install your own hardware on a slab door, and customize it to fit your space!

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      Start by measuring where you will place your hinges. Measure from the top of your door frame to the top of your first hinge, then do the same from the bottom of your door frame to the bottom of your lower hinge. If you have a 3rd hinge, place it midway. You may need to make some slight adjustments if you are dealing with a door and existing jam.

    2. Step: 2

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      Set your hinge size and determine if you will have straight edge hinges or if they will have rounded corners and adjust your Door Hinge Installation Template accordingly (per included instructions).

    3. Step: 3

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      Set your router depth and rout the mortise using the router until the notch is smooth.

    4. Step: 4

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      Remove your template. If necessary you may need to make minor adjustments using a chisel.

    5. Step: 5

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      Attach your new hinge!

    6. Step: 6

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      Using the Wood Door Lock Installation Kit and following the provided directions you will need to find where you will place cross bore hole based on if it is a new jam or an existing one. Remember to double check these measurements taking into consideration your flooring.

    7. Step: 7

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      After you mark the cross bore it’s time to mark the latch bore.

    8. Step: 8

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      Using the provided tools you are now ready to drill through. All of the needed drill bits for this step, including the hole saw, are included in the kit.

    9. Step: 9

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      Install your door knob and complete any adjustments.

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  • I tried to check out the lock and hinge installation kits but when I click on them, it goes to Error 404. Since this is my first time at your Ryobi site, I am not too impressed.
    By oldcutter, on January 9, 2016

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How to Install Hardware for a Slab Door

by CherishedBliss
May 04, 2015
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Save money with these tips and install your own hardware on a slab door, and customize it to fit your space!

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge f6f8f68d dba7 4f9f a4d4 c8da164ba8a6

    Start by measuring where you will place your hinges. Measure from the top of your door frame to the top of your first hinge, then do the same from the bottom of your door frame to the bottom of your lower hinge. If you have a 3rd hinge, place it midway. You may need to make some slight adjustments if you are dealing with a door and existing jam.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge eeee5ba8 8dd9 4e6b b19a 78481ca68004

    Set your hinge size and determine if you will have straight edge hinges or if they will have rounded corners and adjust your Door Hinge Installation Template accordingly (per included instructions).

  3. Step: 3
    Huge 798b4023 31a5 4735 8be5 b551b483475e

    Set your router depth and rout the mortise using the router until the notch is smooth.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge 5dc0421d 5c33 4e5c 9978 6b12e3f20619

    Remove your template. If necessary you may need to make minor adjustments using a chisel.

  5. Step: 5
    Huge fd06e2b4 6ed9 4779 a0ce 67eb7ca03d0a

    Attach your new hinge!

  6. Step: 6
    Huge 64038e95 5946 4433 87a3 d40a5bb62a58

    Using the Wood Door Lock Installation Kit and following the provided directions you will need to find where you will place cross bore hole based on if it is a new jam or an existing one. Remember to double check these measurements taking into consideration your flooring.

  7. Step: 7
    Huge d16a3ee3 f639 493a 9062 702b72df9d0d

    After you mark the cross bore it’s time to mark the latch bore.

  8. Step: 8
    Huge a8710078 bfd7 4022 9f4d b6637071750c

    Using the provided tools you are now ready to drill through. All of the needed drill bits for this step, including the hole saw, are included in the kit.

  9. Step: 9
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    Install your door knob and complete any adjustments.