Installing Hardware

Installing hardware on handmade furniture is like putting icing on a cake. It takes care and a steady hand to achieve good results, and the slightest slip-up shows. Here are a few things to consider: The Basics: • Be true to a style: Make sure the hardware
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    with Matt Kenney

    Simple jigs guarantee headache-free hinge installations in boxes and cabinets

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    by Anissa Kapsales

    A closer look at the cleats and hangers you can use to hold cabinets and shelves on the wall.

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    with Marc Spagnuolo

    Simple layout and a dedicated jig make it easy to hang a cabinet door and fine-tune the fit

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    with Matt Kenney

    Learn a hassle-free technique for perfect offset knife hinge mortises, every time

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    with Andrew Hunter

    Learn how to forge your own period-appropriate snipe hinges without any specialty tools

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    with Matt Kenney

    Learn how to mortise and mount tricky knife hinges into a curved cabinet

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    with Michael Pekovich

    A router and three jigs are all that's required to fit lock-sets precisely

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    by Matt Kenney

    Learn how two simple jigs can make installing bed bolts a breeze

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    by Scott Grove

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    by Matt Kenney

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    by Jonathan Binzen

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    by Steve Latta

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    by Matt Kenney

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    by Tony O'Malley

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