Installing Hardware

  1. Concealed Hinge Selection Guide

    Concealed Hinge Cabinet

    There are many different types of hinges available on the market, but for Kitchen, Bedroom & Office Furniture you will generally find concealed hinges used. Concealed hinges are as the name suggests, they are hidden from view so that you only see the surface of the door. If you are constructing new cabinets, Rockler strongly recommends that you choose your cabinet hinges before you begin construction.

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  2. Choosing Cabinet Knobs And Pulls

    Dark Copper Stickley Drawer Pull

    Whether you are updating existing cabinetry or finishing off a new cabinet project, selecting knobs and pulls is your chance to add a touch of your own individual style. There are no specific rules in selecting hardware, but there are a few common practices to be aware of, and a few things to watch out for. In this article, we'll touch on the most important considerations when choosing new cabinet hardware.

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  3. Selecting Blanket Chest Lid Supports Hardware

    brass lid supports used for blanket chest project

    Selecting just the right hinges and other hardware to fit your newly completed blanket chest can be a daunting task. With so many options to choose from, how do you make the right choice?

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  4. Stickley Hardware

    Stickley hardware

    Gustav Stickley's influence has inspired woodworkers of all skill levels. For Stickley, construction and decoration were inseparable. He respected the ancient crafts, and filled his factory with metalsmiths trained in Old World traditions. His workshops made and offered hardware in a variety of metals - iron, copper, brass and pewter - as well as, sometimes, in wood.

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  5. How to Select Countersink Drill Bits for Flush-Set & Plugged Screws

    A variety of countersink bits

    Countersink bits come in a variety of stiles and sizes depending on the project, the screws you're using, and personal preferences. For utility shop furniture or other quick-and-dirty projects — especially temporary items — we often don’t care much about the screws. They can be visible or not, proud of the surface or not; sometimes, it just doesn’t matter.

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  6. Countersink vs. Counterbore Screw Holes - What's The Difference?

    Counterbore and countersink screws are sometimes used interchangeably, but there is a difference in the shape and usage of the screws and holes they make. The key difference between countersink and counterbore screws are the size and shape of the holes, counterbore holes are wider and more square to allow for the addition of washers.

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  7. Introduction to Wood Veneering

    wood veneer sheet

    If you've been wanting to tackle a wood veneering project, but haven't been sure how to get started, you've come to the right place. We put together this article where we'll give you a glimpse of the history of wood veneering, describe a few of veneering's most outstanding benefits, and describe the most common types of veneer and methods for applying veneer to a substrate.

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  8. Ways to Cut a Hinge Mortise

    Handheld Router

    Nothing makes a person feel more like a pro than chiseling out a nice, crisp, tight-fitting hinge mortise by hand, but is there a better method? A Woodworker's Journal reader asks this:

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