How to Resize a Cabinet Door

Quicker than starting from scratch, and you don’t waste any material. Editor’s note: Nancy Hiller passed away on August 29th, 2022 after a long battle with cancer. In honor of her [...]

MDF Faux Panel Doors

Rout raised panel look-alikes in minutes.  Raised panel doors made with traditional stile and rail joinery are my first choice for cabinets. But I don’t always use them. For example, cabinets for [...]

Installing 8 Common Hinges

Every door needs a hinge – Nancy Hiller shows you which hinges to use, the advantages of each type, and how to install them. Wherever there’s a door, there must be hinges – and just as there’s a [...]

Finish an Exterior Door

How to choose and apply a long-lasting clear finish. What do fancy wooden boats and beautiful wooden front doors have in common? They both need a clear finish that can really stand up to the [...]

Kōshi-do

A new entrance to a master’s studio comes from the beginning of his career. Downloads: PDF of this article • Koshi-do_Drawing Editor’s note: this article originally appeared in the October [...]

Strike Plate Mounting Magic

When I had to install a bunch of magnetic catches recently, I came up with this simple method to mark the doors for the strike plate. It requires no measuring and the results are neat and clean. [...]

Good-Looking Panels

Nothing makes a cabinet look worse than door panels with unattractive grain that runs at werid angles. It pays to be picky about grain direction, even it means wasting some plywood. After [...]

Tablesawn Glass-Panel Doors

Make see-through doors in 6 easy steps. Here’s a nifty way to make frame-and-panel door frames with built-in rabbets for glass. The offset shoulders on the stiles and rails make the joinery look [...]

Diamond Divided Lights

These doors are all about the angles – learn to bisect them using geometry and it’s a snap. When I walk into the American decorative arts Gallery at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., I am [...]

How to Install a Cabinet Door

If you’ve ever installed a cabinet door using traditional butt hinges, you know what a pain in the butt they are to work with. That’s why Euro-style hinges have become so popular in the [...]

How to Make a Cabinet Door

When you learn how to make cabinet doors, you will have mastered one of the basic skills in woodworking. Doors come in many variations—some have molded edges, arched tops or raised solid-wood [...]

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