Door Handing

Door Lockset Handing

Door Handing | How to Determine

Determining handing when ordering door locks and levers is a bit different than how you determine door handing for carpentry (ordering and hanging doors. The difference being with door hardware you need to determine which side the lock is on. For carpentry you do not need this information.

Please refer to the diagram below to determine the door handing you need when placing your order.


  • Determine the handing of your door by standing on the outside of the door.
  • If the hinge is on the right, it's a right handed door, and you need a right handed lock.
  • If the hinge is on the left, it's a left handed door, and you need a left handed lock