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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  • Build a Desk in a DrawerBuild a Desk in a Drawer

    by Christian Becksvoort

    The top drawer of this bureau is what's known as a "butler's desk," a Shaker design where a writing surface and cubbyholes are discreetly hidden behind what looks ...

  • Uncompromising AdirondackUncompromising Adirondack

    by Jonathan Binzen

    Take a detailed look at the anatomy of Robert Erickson's comfortable, weatherproof Adirondack chair....

  • 2 Classic Pulls2 Classic Pulls

    by Michael Pekovich

    Whether you are seeking a set of elegant turned pulls to complete a Shaker chest of drawers or you need square, faceted pulls to embellish and Arts and Crafts piece, ...

  • Case ClosedCase Closed

    by Steve Latta

    Is a shopmade catch the only tasteful way to keep the doors closed on your cabinets? A quick trip through popular hardware catalogs seems to lend credence to that ...

  • Get a Handle on Your PullsGet a Handle on Your Pulls

    by Matt Kenney

    Drawer pulls are highly visible and can have a dramatic effect on the beauty of a piece of furniture.  There’s plenty to say about which pulls go with which pieces, ...

  • Best Hinge for Built-InsBest Hinge for Built-Ins

    by Tony O'Malley

    Easy-to-install European cup hinges take all the guesswork and most of the frustration out of hanging and fitting doors on cabinetry. And although they may not ...

  • Quadrant Hinges and a Lock Elevate Any BoxQuadrant Hinges and a Lock Elevate Any Box

    by Adrian Ferrazzutti

    Install quadrant hinges for the final, elegant touch on Adrian Ferrazzutti's veneered box. With their built-in stop, quadrant hinges make any box look and function ...

  • No-Math Layout for Drawer PullsTip: No-Math Layout for Drawer Pulls

    by Scott Collins

  • How to Install Butt HingesVideo: How to Install Butt Hinges

    with Andy Rae

    An easy method for installing these durable hinges using a combination of hand- and power-tool skills

  • How to Hang a Cabinet on the WallHow to Hang a Cabinet on the Wall

    by Anissa Kapsales

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

  • Hang It UpHang It Up

    by Anissa Kapsales

    Planning ahead pays big dividends when it comes to hanging a wall cabinet or shelf. It's best to consider how you plan to hang your work even before you start construction. ...

  • Installing Euro-Style Cup HingesVideo: Installing Euro-Style Cup Hinges

    with Marc Spagnuolo

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

  • Installing Drawer SlidesVideo: Installing Drawer Slides

    with Andy Rae

    Simple jigs and measuring tips make easy work of installing drawers with commercial metal slides

  • Chop a Hinge MortiseVideo: Chop a Hinge Mortise

    with Garrett Hack

    Rough out the mortise, then chop and pare to the lines

  • Installing Strap Hinges on a Blanket ChestVideo: Installing Strap Hinges on a Blanket Chest

    with Michael Dunbar

    Testing and adjustments yield a perfect fit

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