Installing Hardware

  1. 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:

    Woodworking Question - Is there a better way to cut hinge mortises than with a chisel and mallet?

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  2. Why Are There So Many Different Types of Screw Head Styles

    screw head types


    Ever grabbed a screwdriver in a rush and realized you picked the wrong one? If you've ever wondered why there are so many types of screw heads your not alone. One of our Woodworker's Journal readers asks this two part question

    Woodworking Question - Why are there so many different screw head styles — i.e., Phillips head, slotted, star-shaped, hexagonal, etc.? And, how many screws are in a one-pound and five-pound box?

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  3. Understanding European-Style Hinges and How to Install the Hardware

    European Style Hinges

    Many woodworkers don't like using European-style hinges on their furniture, but you shouldn't fear them. Many woodworkers find European-style hinges to be confusing and even a little frightening. One reason may be that they don’t look anything like “real” hinges — at all! And while that is true, I have found European-style hinges to be not only easy to use, but also forgiving in their nature.

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  4. Rockler JIG IT Systems Make Installing Hinges Easy



    Make installation easy with Rockler JIG IT® Systems! JIG ITs make mounting hinges easier, faster, and more accurate by minimizing setup time and eliminating variations from measuring and marking. Choosing the right JIG IT is your first step!

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  5. Choosing the Right Drawer Slide

    Whether you’re updating your kitchen or outfitting new cabinetry, selecting the right drawer slide can seem like a daunting task. How do you choose from all the options?

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  6. What Size Screw?

    Screw Sizes

    What do all of those screw numbers mean? It’s a g

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  7. Choosing The Right Hinge For Your Project


    When it comes to cabinets, a lot hinges on the hinges. Their style and functionality have a huge effect on the overall appearance and performance of your cabinets and doors, maybe as much as the choice of wood or finish.

    With such a wide range of options, how do you choose? This guide walks you through all the options, and helps you choose the right hinge for your project. The best place to start is to figure out what type of cabinets and doors you have because that's typically how hinges are broadly categorized.

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