Category: Projects

Cabinet Door Stoppers and Bumpers for No Slamming
Door Hardware

Guide to Cabinet Door Stoppers, Bumpers and Dampers

With properly installed cabinet door stoppers your doors will stop hitting the wall and each other. And with cabinet bumpers and aftermarket cabinet dampers your cabinet doors can be upgraded to perform as well as newly installed cabinets. In this article learn how to: Limit the range of swing for a cabinet door How to install aftermarket soft-close to your kitchen And, the best updated cabinet bumpers to finish your upgrade Cabinet Door Stoppers And How They Work Similar Product:

How to Make Shaker Cabinet Doors
Kitchen Cabinets

How To Make Shaker Cabinet Doors

While a cabinet door might seem like a hard thing to build there are only a few basic tools needed. And, of course, a few tricks to buying the right materials and assembling the doors. In this guide learn how to make shaker cabinet doors that you’ll want to show off. While often considered a job only for cabinetmakers, a shaker cabinet door is actually quite simple in its construction: Four wood sticks with a groove to hold the panel

Cabinet Lift to Install Cabinets
Cabinet Installation

Choosing the Best Cabinet Lift to Install Upper Cabinets

Name one tool that’s the cost of a high quality miter saw and could save your back? While a cabinet lift might not have been top of mind, for a woodworker or contractor it’s one of those obscure tools that can avoid injuries. Why do I care? Well, I’ve built and installed more than my share of kitchens and furniture pieces.  And I’ve had two back surgeries because of it.  Why do I link cabinets and back issues? Well, cabinets and

Hardwood Lumber
Buying Wood

Hardwood Lumber Near Me? 5 Simple Tricks to Find Hardwood

Woodworkers know that finding hardwood lumber lumber can be a challenge. Perhaps you’ve spent hours searching and trying to compare costs. Or, maybe you know of a few stores and are looking to find a unique piece of hardwood. While I’ve spent hours finding hardwood lumber near me for my projects this article should help your search. We’ve probably all had the same experience trying to buy lumber.  With limited supplies in even large metros, trying to decide if you’re

Wood Garage Cabinets Hinge
Kitchen Cabinets

How to Build Wood Garage Cabinets

For a lot of home woodworkers our projects don’t happen because setting up the tools to build can take as long as building the project. And I know, because I’ve been in this situation. So, rather than continue to let organization prevent progress it’s time to build your own wood garage cabinets.

DIY Adjustable Desk Sit Stand
Desk

How to Build A DIY Adjustable Height Desk

We all know sitting all day is bad for your health. And with work shifting from offices to homes a lot of us need a sit stand desk – but can’t afford it. The solution? A DIY adjustable height desk anyone can build. While there are ready-built desks, like this , or surface mounted add-on like the not everyone has the budget for a factory option. So what are your options?  Can I make one myself?  Fortunately, building a sit

How to apply polycrylic finish
Finish

How to Apply Polycrylic Finish On Wood – 5 Step Guide

In this article we’ll show you how to apply polycrylic finish on your project in just a few easy steps. We’ll also cover surface preparation and a few of the best rated polycrylic finishes available. First, polycrylic is water-based alternative to it’s cousin polyurethane. And if you’ve used polyurethane, it’s important to know there are a few steps on how to apply polycrylic that will be different. Key differences in applying a polycrylic finish: Polycrylic works best on light woods

Cabinet Jack and Claw
Cabinet Installation

How To Use A Cabinet Jack And Claw

If you haven’t installed cabinets before you probably don’t know the benefits of a cabinet jack and claw. While ominous sounding, a cabinet claw is a bi-directional clamp for gripping face frames. And a cabinet jack is a tool to hold upper cabinets in place so the installers hands are free. As you can guess, combining these tools gives you a way to suspend cabinets in place, clamp them and then install the cabinet screws. And without these tools you’ll

how to install cabinet knobs
Cabinets

How to Install Cabinet Knobs And Handles

Learning how to install cabinet knobs is one part cabinet knob placement and a second part having the right tools. In this article we’ll show you where to place your cabinet hardware, what tools will help you drill and even the right screws to install the knobs. Drilling a hole in your cabinets is a daunting task, isn’t it? Putting a hole in the wrong place can lead to an expensive fix. Or suffering with the consequences. The good news

how to make face frames
Interior Furniture

How to Make Face Frames: Step-by-Step Guide

My journey with woodworking started back in high school when I did miscellaneous summer jobs for a cabinet shop splitting wood and stacking lumber. When my junior year came around I had a chance to work in the cabinet shop and started learning many tricks of the trade, including how to make face frames. What is a face frame? A face frame is the cabinet component that supports the cabinet doors and drawer hardware. While not all cabinets have frames,