A vertically mounted slide should not bear weight. Applying weight onto a drawer slide risks breaking it. Vertically mounted systems only provide up-and-down guided movement; it falls to other mechanisms or supports to handle the
A telescopic drawer slide is an oft-overlooked part of cabinetry and machinery. It may not get its due credit, but it’s nonetheless a sophisticated mechanism that makes a big difference. You feel that difference anytime
When choosing the right lumber for your next project, it’s important to know what your options are. Lumber falls into categories of soft- and hardwood. Softwood comes from coniferous, or “evergreen,” trees—those with needles. Hardwood comes from
A cabinet scraper is a key tool that removes small amounts of material. It does especially well in tricky areas of hardwoods where traditional hand planes would cause tear-out. The three main types of scarpers
By Bob Fremgen If you’ve been woodworking for a little bit, you've run across this problem: you have a longboard, and you need to move the short end across a table saw or router table.
Accuride University is the new hands-on training program all Accuride staff undergo. The program consists of multiple courses, with each course lasting about a week. Amongst other things, students are trained to dis- and re-assemble
Even if you make a perfect cut, you waste that skill without proper measuring and marking. Fail at these two things and the rest of the project can be a waste of time. Make sure
An electric sander isn’t a necessity when it comes to sanding wood. But it sure makes the process A LOT easier. Over the years, manufacturers have rolled out electric sanders for about every variation of
MDF is a high-grade composite material made from recycled wood fibers and resin. Machine dried and pressed to produce dense, stable sheets. The benefits to MDF are that it is low cost, lightweight, and less
The data sheet header answers frequently asked questions as a brief overview of the key points about a slide. Each letter in the diagram represents a measurement, seen in a table/chart in the next section.
Woodshop Corner: Written by Bob Fremgen You’d love to make some furniture. Problem is: you don’t have the fortune to build a shop to do just that. Good news: You don’t need one. Sure, you won’t
To keep your house clean and free from clutter, consider installing cabinets and drawers without handles. Consider pull-down overhead shoe racks, such as those used with a tilt-track system, a multi-purpose shoe tray that can easily be transferred