What Size Drawer Slides

What Size Drawer Slides Do I Need? (2021 – DIY GUide)

Lontan Drawer Slides Budget Friendly, Solid Performing Side Mounts Value Drawer Slide: Lontan When deciding what size drawer slides are needed for a cabinet or furniture project the best place to start is with the depth of the cabinet. But with drawer slides it is not just the length of the slide that matters, it is also the thickness or “side clearance”.  Which makes choosing drawer slides a bit confusing. But by understanding the basic features of a drawer slide it …

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Heavy Duty Drawer Slides

The Best Heavy Duty Drawer Slides (72″, 500+ pounds)

TCH Hardware HD Slides Best Value HEavy Duty Drawer Slides (250#) Best Value: TCH Slides While heavy duty drawer slides are commonly used in industrial shelving, RV pullouts, and custom trailers there are key features that decide which slide type is best for each application. For example, choosing the best heavy duty drawer slide requires understanding features like locking, extension lengths and weight capacity for the best and safest solution. In this guide we’ll cover slides by their use: Heavy …

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Best Soft Close Drawer Slides

Ultimate Guide: Best Soft Close Drawer Slides

Buying the best soft close drawer slides requires understanding drawer slide mechanics, brand names and mounting location. Did you know not all slides will open easily, close smoothly and without noise? Or, that brand matters as some invest in certification? In this guide we purchased, tested and ranked the best drawer slides.

cabinet knob placement

Guide to Cabinet Knob and Handle Placement

Proper cabinet knob placement is a must as once a hole is drilled you cannot undo it.  But it isn’t as simple as deciding where on the cabinet you want to place the knob. Did you know there are specialty cabinet knob placement tools made JUST for ensuring holes are accurately placed?  First, spending time and effort on where to place your cabinet hardware is important. But how you drill the holes is just as important – and why I use a cabinet …

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Drawer Slide Jig

The Best Drawer Slide Jig For Installing Drawers

Kreg Drawer Slide Jig Best Value Drawer Slide JIg Top Pick: Kreg Drawer Jig As you probably know, installing drawers without a drawer slide jig is a recipe for frustration and poor performing drawers. But did you know that variations in cabinet construction, mounting styles of your drawers and jig bundles are factors in deciding on the best drawer slide jig for your projects? In this article learn what jig you’ll need and some accessories to go with it. When I …

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Best Cabinet Hardware Jig

Best Cabinet Hardware Jig For Knobs and Handles

TRUE POSITION TPT-1934 Best Precision for DIY and Professionals Top Pick: TPT-1934 Jig Drilling holes in cabinets without a cabinet hardware jig is risky. Will the holes be the same door-to-door? How do I keep the drill bit from moving when I start drilling? Without a cabinet handle jig you’ll risk expensive damage. In this guide learn what the best cabinet hardware jigs are and how to use them. Hey, it’s tempting to free-hand cabinet knobs and handles. I know, …

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Best Cabinet Door Damper for Soft Closing Door

Best Cabinet Door Dampers for Soft Close Cabinet Doors [2021]

Cabinet door dampers are best way to have soft close doors without replacing the hinges. Did you know dampers are just as good as soft close hinges at closing a cabinet door? Or, that brand matters and there is (in my opinion) only ONE brand to use? Or that they install with one screw in just seconds? In this article learn what the best cabinet door dampers are and how to install them.

Guide to Ball Bearing Drawer Slides

Ultimate Guide: Ball bearing drawer slides for cabinets and furniture

Ball bearing drawer slides are the most common drawer slide type. And, they are almost one of the least understood. Not sure what self closing vs. soft closing means? Confused on mounting locations? Always wanted to slide a 500 pound load but didn’t know if a slide was made for it? In this article learn all about ball bearing slides.

Farmhouse Kitchen Hardware

Guide to Farmhouse Cabinet Hardware Knobs and Pulls

After 15 years of the same shaker-style kitchen I’m in discussion on updating to a farmhouse kitchen. And, part of that process is finding farmhouse cabinet hardware to fit both the design and other hardware in the house. But, surprisingly, there aren’t many resources on farmhouse hardware. So, I pulled together a collection of knobs and pulls for farmhouse style kitchens.

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