<img class="lazy" height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="data:image/svg+xml,%3Csvg%20xmlns='http://www.w3.org/2000/svg'%20viewBox='0%200%201%201'%3E%3C/svg%3E" data-src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=376816859356052&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
 In Tricks of the Trade

We may receive a commission when you use our affiliate links. However, this does not impact our recommendations.

Have you ever closed an inset door in a cabinet you were building and found that you couldn’t open it, because you hadn’t added the knob yet?

Well, I have. Here’s an easy, effective solution: Make a little hook from a plastic lid.

Cut out the opener as shown above, with a raised tab that’s cut on three sides. Fold the tab at its base to give it a little spring.

To use, just slide the opener through the door’s gap—with the raised tab facing the door’s edge—until the tab catches, then pull. For drawers or strong hinges, use heavier plastic. -Charles Mak


Product Recommendations

Here are some supplies and tools we find essential in our everyday work around the shop. We may receive a commission from sales referred by our links; however, we have carefully selected these products for their usefulness and quality.

Recommended Posts

Leave a Comment

Start typing and press Enter to search