Installing drawer slides can be the most frustrating part of any cabinet or furniture project. And I've installed thousands of them.What makes installing slides so difficult? Well consider these issues:Fighting the 3D alignment of the drawer and slide: up/down, left/right, and in/outFinding the ...READ MORE +
Choosing the best barn door hardware can be confusing. Since this type of hardware involves lengths that might not make sense, rollers, offsets and other jargon some education is needed if it's your first time.In this article we'll walk through the best hardware available, break down what the ...READ MORE +
Almost every kitchen has 22" drawer slides moving drawers in and out. While some are basic like the epoxy slide, others have integrated push to open with soft closing technology to enhance ease of use. In this article we'll review ten of the best drawer slides for your project that will fit your ...READ MORE +
Learning how to install cabinet knobs is one part cabinet knob placement and a second part having the right tools. And I know this because I've installed thousands of knobs and handles on kitchens in my woodworking career. And of course, once the drill bit makes contact with the cabinet door or ...
When it comes to choosing the best heavy duty drawer slides you'll need to balance load capacity, extension length and locking needs versus price. And then make sure their side clearance fits your project. And for variations in slide clearance alone I highly recommend you buy the slides BEFORE ...READ MORE +
Stopping your drawers from slamming doesn't always require replacing the slides. With a soft close drawer adapter and a few tips from this article you can upgrade any bottom mount drawer in minutes.And I've done this to a few of my own drawers. With just a few bucks per drawer, basic tools, and the ...READ MORE +
Installing drawers can be one of the most frustrating projects you'll encounter. Due to the need for perfect alignment there is no room for error on most slides. But having the best drawer slide jig on hand will dramatically reduce alignment issues.After building and installing over a thousand ...
A soft close cabinet door damper is the rare $2 cabinet device that can bring immediate value. And I say that after having installed these adapters on 50 of my own cabinet doors.While you could consider replacing hinges, a soft close cabinet door damper will be cheaper and easier to install. And ...READ MORE +
When it comes to drawer slides for kitchen cabinets I have two preferred slides - both with soft close. First, for new cabinets it is Blum undermount. And second, for retrofit it is the economical Lontan side mount ball bearing.Finding the best drawer slides for kitchen cabinets is a challenge. ...READ MORE +
In this hands-on review of the best soft close drawer slides we'll take a look at seven undermount and side mount drawer slides. Due to the heavy use and long term durability needs of soft close slides I'll show you what to look for (and what I've seen) in helping make your purchasing decision. ...READ MORE +
The best soft close cabinet hinges feature quick recovery and a larger damper for a slow, controlled close. In this review I'll show you brand-name hinges that *work* based on my decades of cabinetmaking experience.While your first temptation may be to go cheap and grab a 50 pack of no-name hinges ...READ MORE +
Cabinet knob placement is either a final step towards finishing your cabinet project. Or it can be a disaster if you put the holes in the wrong place.Because holes cannot be undone without (substantial) cost you'll need not only have the right placement but the right tools to do the job. ...