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  • AW Extra 7/10/14 - Making Curved Doors

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 8, 2014
    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...
  • AW Extra 12/5/13 - Making Curved Doors

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, December 3, 2013
    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...
  • AW Extra 10/31/13 - European Hinges

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, October 29, 2013
    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...
  • AW Extra 1/24/13 - How to Hang Inset Doors

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, August 13, 2012
    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...
  • Installing a Half-Mortise Door Lock

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, July 13, 2012
    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...
  • AW Extra 7/12/12 - Router-Made Drawer and Door Pulls

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, January 29, 2009
    Router-Made Drawer and Door Pulls If you’re after a sleek, clean look, a wooden pull that’s an integral part of a door or drawer front is a great solution. By Brad Holder You can make integrated pulls yourself using a router table and a few...