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4. Installing the hinge plates and arms is the most time-consuming part of the job, largely because of the less-than-clear instructions. Since it involves cutting material off the frame, it's also a step that is better done right the first time. We followed the second set of instructions at the very back (yes, there are two versions) and marked the areas to be removed using the hinge arms as templates instead of whacking off a big chunk of frame.