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Determining door handing when ordering door hardware is a bit different than how you determine door handing for carpentry (ordering and hanging doors). The reason being that when ordering hardware it matters which side the lock is on (left-handed door vs right handed door) - where for carpentry it does not. If you follow the standard carpentry rules for handing, instead of following the diagram below, there is a good chance you may end up with a lock that is backwards. Please refer to the diagram below to help determine left hand versus right hand and if you have any questions, please give us a call at 307-886-9449.

how to determine your door handing
Follow These Simple Steps to Determine Left Hand vs Right Hand:

step 1 Stand facing the door on the outside - If it's a locking door, stand on the side of the door where you would insert a key (or unlocking tool if it would be a privacy lock). For interior doors you would stand on the side of the door you enter from - i.e. in the hall if a hall closet, in the bedroom if a door opens to a bath, in the kitchen if a door opens to the pantry.
step 2 If the hinges are on the left, it's a left hand door. If the hinges are on the right, it's a right hand door.
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