When do I add hinges and handles to newly painted kitchen cabinets??

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I have just completed my cabinet painting project. All 24 doors, 4 drawers and all the cabinet boxes on my own. It was quite a job but I used milk paint that needed no sanding or priming. The results are quite amazing and have given my old mobile home a new lease of life.


Now I have to put the hinges and handles on. What I would like to know is should I put them on when the cabinets doors are up or before I put them up? I know I have to make or buy a jig. I have a small electric drill and am not sure if it will be able to drill through the frames so thought I might like to add the handles horizontally at the top of the flat inset piece. Any other hints on this project?

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