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AW Extra 7/10/14 – Making Curved Doors

Making Curved Doors Kerfkore flexible panels handle curves with ease. By Brad Holden Curved doors and panels add elegance to any project, especially kitchen cabinets. Making these complicated parts requires careful planning and building. The task can be made much easier by using a flexible panel product called Kerfkore (see photo,...

AW Extra 6/26/14 – Tambour Doors

Tambour Doors Disappearing doors hide your clutter and show off your skill. Tambour doors are a bit of woodworking sleight of hand. Now you see them, now you don’t. Fun to open and fun to close, tambours invite you to play with your furniture. Designing a tambour can be fun, too,...

AW Extra 12/5/13 – Making Curved Doors

Making Curved Doors Kerfkore flexible panels handle curves with ease. By Brad Holden Curved doors and panels add elegance to any project, especially kitchen cabinets. Making these complicated parts requires careful planning and building. The task can be made much easier by using a flexible panel product called Kerfkore (see photo,...

AW Extra 10/31/13 – European Hinges

European Hinges German engineering results in a clean look, simple and predictable installation and three-way adjustability. By Jim Grandbois Once I discovered the simplicity of hanging doors with European hinges, I was hooked.Unlike butt hinges,European hinges are totally adjustable and very easy to install. With the help of a simple drill...

AW Extra 1/24/13 – How to Hang Inset Doors

How to Hang Inset Doors Install butt hinges perfectly and establish consistent, slender margins. By Tim Johnson Nothing signals skillful craftsmanship like an inset door with elegant hinges and eye-pleasing margins. This challenging job leaves no room for error: Uneven surfaces and unsightly gaps will tell the tale if the hinges,...

Installing a Half-Mortise Door Lock

During the 18th century, locks were often used on casework to secure spices, important papers, jewelry and other valuables. The most commonly used type of lock fits into a half-mortise (a mortise that’s open on one side). I use a combination of power tools and hand tools to create those half-mortises–the...

Tombstone Doors

Tombstone Doors By Lonnie Bird Through many years studying and building 18th-century furniture, I’ve learned that this era produced countless fine examples of good design. One example is the arched-top door. Often called a tombstone door because its shape resembles a grave marker, the panel on this type of door is...