Door hinges are easy to install with a few simple techniques. Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com demonstrates the right way to score and chisel a door frame to install perfect hinges every time. Just screw the hinge into its' place on the door. Then, use a razor knife to lightly outline the door hinge. Using a wood chisel, beveled edge down, begin to chip the wood away within the markings. Do this by tapping a hammer on the handle end of the wood chisel which forces the chisel end into the wood. Continue chipping away until you have the entire area clear to hold the door hinge. Watch this AsktheBuilder.com video for more details on installing door hinges.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
There are many types of door hinges. Four main types include:
Pivot Hinges, which pivot in openings in the floor and the top of the door frame. Also referred to as a double-acting floor hinge. This type is found already in ancient dry stone buildings.
Butt/Mortise Hinges, usually in threes or fours, which are inset (mortised) into the door and frame. Most residential hinges found in the U.S. are made of steel, although mortise hinges for outswing doors are often made of brass or stainless steel base to prevent corrosion.
Continuous Hinges, which run the entire length of the door (also known as "Piano Hinges")
Concealed Hinges used for furniture doors (with or without self-closing feature, and with or without dampening systems). They are made of 2 parts: One part is the hinge cup and the arm; the other part is the mounting plate.
Butterfly or Parliament (UK) Hinges. These were known as Dovetail hinges from the 17th century onwards and can be found on old desks and cabinets from about 1670 until the 18th century. The form of these hinges varied slightly between manufacturers, and their size ranged from the very large for heavy doors to the tiniest decorative hinge for use on jewellery caskets. Many hinges of this type were exported to America to support the home trade's limited supply. They are still found to be both fairly cheap and decorative, especially on small items.
Other types of hinges include:
Rising Butt Hinge
Double action spring hinge
Cranked or 'Stormproof' Hinge
Self closing Hinges