Installation Instructions



Conventional Back Set (Set A) consists of latch bar, latch bar guide, and keeper, which mortises into the door jamb.

Authentic Back Set (Set B) consists of latch bar, staple guide, and drive keeper, which drives into the face of the door casing.

Closet Back Set (Set C) consists of an offset latch bar (two lengths provided), latch bar guide, and box keeper, which mortises into the door jamb. This set is used for any door you pull toward yourself.

Installation instructions on Back Sets can be downloaded below in PDF format.



We carry four types of pintles for strap hinges to swing on: Leaf Pintles, Drive Pintles, Wood Thread Pintles and Machine Thread Pintles.

Drive Pintle

To install a drive pintle drill a hole 3/8" x 3" deep. Drive the pintle in until it is 1/2" from its final resting place. After both pintles are in place, wedge your door into place and then place the hinges on the pintles. Level the hinges out and mark the door with the pointed (spear) ends of the straps. Your doors are wedged in place and the straps are held in place at the far ends. Now continue to drive the pintles in until the straps are in contact with the door. Put the remaining screws in place.

Leaf Pintle HingeLeaf Pintle hinge

The leaf pintle is installed in a similar way as a butt hinge. The thing you must remember is that all of this hardware is hand made so that it will vary slightly, measure each piece individually. Follow A, B, and C in the diagram.

  • Place the strap hinges on the pintle in the relation they will be when the door is swung.
  • Measure from the back face of the strap hinge to the far edge of the leaf of the pintle. You now have the measurement from the edge of the door jamb to the far edge of the leaf, "C".

With that measurement you can place the pintle leaf on the door jamb and mark it, then mortise into place.
You now wedge the door into place, put the strap hinge on the pintle, level it out, drill for the tip point and fasten in place with the screws.

Wood Thread and Machine Thread Pintles are very simple to install in post and beam construction. The Wood thread screws directly into the post. To install the Machine thread pintle, a hole is drilled into the post and the pintle inserted. It is then backed up with nut and bolt.



The early chest hinges were security hinges. It was fastened from the inside and the hinge pin was 80% within the structure of the chest. This was to ensure the pin could not be driven out and contents of the chest invaded. Our hasp is similar with all its fastenings covered for security.

Installation: Cut a notch in the back of the chest so that the long leg of the hinge is flush with the top rim of the chest. The chest top will open 90 degrees and you will use a swinging prop stick to hold it open.


Before installing these hinges, be absolutely sure the frame or jamb are straight.

This hinge pintle takes a little patience to install. The three pins on all three pintles need to be absolutely in line. This work should be done by a carpenter or someone with woodworking experience. If you are that someone, you will need an accurate straight edge that you can attach standoff blocks to. You can get close with blocks top and bottom but for the final twitch you will want the three blocks in place.

Upper Barn Door Stay Installation-please contact us for installation instructions


Latch Installation with Conventional Back-set

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Authentic Back-set Installation Instructions

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Closet Back-set Installation Instructions

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