Heavy Duty Drawer Slides

Best Heavy Duty Drawer Slides – Up to 72″ and 500 Pound Capacity

Standard duty drawer slides are great for furniture and cabinets. But their construction doesn’t allow them to support loads over 100 pounds. And, most cabinet and furniture drawer slides have lengths up to 24-inches that don’t allow them to work in shop or industrial settings. What’s unique with heavy duty drawer slides? Well, consider features like: Heavy duty ball bearing construction Extra thick metal glides Locks to keep drawers closed (or open) Lengths up to 72 inches Keep in mind …

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Best Cabinet Door Damper for Soft Closing Door

How To Add Cabinet Door Dampers For Soft Closing Doors

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.

Modern Kitchen Cabinet Handles

Guide To Modern Kitchen Cabinet Handles

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.

Top Box With Soft Close Hinges

Best Soft Close Hinges For Toy Box Lids

Heavy toy chest lids can be a hazard to children if the right hardware isn’t used to prevent slamming. Which is why most woodworkers use soft close hinges for toy box lids that prevent suddens closings. But should you use a soft close hinge or a soft close support damper? While the choice isn’t always obvious, most woodworkers choose a support damper with heavy duty hinges. In this guide learn which solution is best for your project.  Key features to …

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Best Spring Loaded Hinges for Doors

The Best Spring Loaded Hinges For Cabinets And Doors

From entry doors to cabinets the best spring hinges are what fits your projects weight and aesthetics. And while a spring hinge is a unique hinge that will self close a door of just about any size, they are no harder to install than a standard hinge if instructions are followed. In this guide we will cover: Spring loaded hinges for interior and exterior passage doors Cabinet door spring loaded hinges Spring loaded hinges for jewelry boxes Exterior gate hinges …

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Replacement Drawer Slides for Dresser

Replacement Drawer Slides for Dressers And How To Install Them

Finding the right replacement drawer slides for dressers isn’t as simple as it might seem. With side mounts, bottom mounts and center mounts to consider there are a few basics to understand first. First, as you replace the drawer slides in your dresser you might be able to upgrade the drawer slides to soft close, full extension and improve their operation. To understand if these are an option we’ll take a look at: Types of drawer slides Where the current …

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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.

Self Close vs. Soft Close Drawer Slide

Explained: Soft Close vs. Self Close Drawer Slides

If you haven’t installed or replaced drawer slides a common question is understanding the difference between soft close vs. self close drawer slides. Fortunately, for almost all uses, the differences are easy to tell: Self closing merely means the drawer is designed to stay shut. Soft closing is a more advanced feature that pulls your drawer shut and prevents slamming But these aren’t the only differences in drawer slides to consider. Because there are many different types of drawer slides, …

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Guide to Ball Bearing Drawer Slides

Best 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.

Best Undermount Drawer Slides

The Best Undermount Drawer Slides for Any Drawer

When it comes to drawer slides the undermount slide is the woodworkers choice as it has the smoothest operation and is invisible once installed. But with a limited amount of manufacturers how do you pick the best undermount drawer slide for your project? Well, brands like Blum make it easy as they are industry certified and the top choice of premier cabinet makers.  But there are there other things to consider: Weight rating (100-150 pounds) Soft closing  Full extension Rear mounting …

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