Best Soft Close Drawer Slides

Hands On Review: 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 From Kreg and Others

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 first started building cabinets in the 1990’s we made our own drawer jigs that …

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Best Cabinet Hardware Jig

Best Cabinet Hardware Jig For Knobs and Handles

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, I’ve done it. But while I’ve drilled thousands of drawers and have a …

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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.

Concealed Hinge for Cabinet Doors

DIY Guide to the best concealed hinges [6 Hidden Hinges]

Concealed hinges are so popular that if you look at any new kitchen you’ll notice the hinges aren’t visible. Building a cabinet and looking for the best concealed hinge? Or, perhaps you want to upgrade/replace your existing hinges with a soft close concealed hinge? We’ll cover all types of hidden hinges in this article.

Types of Drawer Slides

Types of Drawer Slides: Complete Guide to All Mounting Styles

Not sure what the right types of drawer slides are best for your next project? Looking for a new drawer slide for your kitchen? Or, maybe you’re building a desk, furniture or even garage storage and want to know the best type of drawer slide for the project. While drawer slides are confusing, in this article we’ll help you pick the right slide for your drawer. And, while 90% of drawers can be powered by my favorite side mount slide …

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