How to Install a Folding Screen Hinge

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How to Install a Folding Screen Hinge
Folding screen hinges are installed so that panels can stand. (hinge image by musk from

Folding screens can be used as a room divider, decorative accent in a corner, or to provide privacy for a dressing area. You can get creative when designing a folding screen because there are many materials to choose from, such as; wood panels with fabric, wallpaper, and metal sheets. The most difficult thing for some people, is installing the hinges.

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Things you need

  • Screen or cabinet hinges
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Screws
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

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  1. 1

    Lay your screen panels down side-by-side. They all should be the same height so the hinges are evenly placed.

  2. 2

    Use your ruler to measure the distance from the top of the screen to the place where you want to install the hinge. Mark the place with a pencil.

  3. 3

    Place hinges in the marked locations so that they open in the opposite directions from each other. This helps the folding screen to stand up properly.

  4. 4

    Drill the holes. Pre-drill a small hole in each hole of the hinge with your power drill deep enough to prepare for the screw only.

  5. 5

    Screw the hinges in place. Stand your screen up and arrange it by adjusting the panels.

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