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  1. CMT Dado Blade

    I’m in the process of building a set of cabinets in the basement, and I am going to make them out of nice shiny, white melamine coated, high-density particle board.  Now, I don’t particularly like building stuff out of melamine, but it does have a really nice advantage of being white, and in my basement, it is going to brighten...
  2. Adjustable, heavy duty cabinet leg levelers

    My son and I are going to build a set of cabinets, I’m pretty sure that before we’re done, we’re going to wish that we would have bought them.  Since we are going to build them though; what I need to accomplish is, I need the outfeed table to be on the exact same plane as the bed of the...
  3. How to Measure Cabinet Door Overlays for Hinges

    So, let’s just say you have an old cabinet like I do, and you want to replace the hinges, so you’re going to order some.  When you call, they are going to say, what’s the overlay?  And most people will say I don’t know, they don’t know the overlay.  So, here’s how you figure out what the overlay is.  You...
  4. Titebond Polyurethane Multi-purpose Glue

    Let’s talk about polyurethane wood glues a little bit.  Now, polyurethane wood glues are not the most popular glue on the market, but they can be pretty useful.  They work great on dissimilar surfaces, for example if you want to glue a piece of ceramic to a piece of wood, that’s a good application.  It’s completely waterproof, you can glue...
  5. Titebond III, Ultimate Wood Glue

    Franklin International, between 10-15 years ago began to manufacture Titebond III (F141), they call it the ultimate wood glue.  Titebond III is completely waterproof, passing the Type 1 waterproof test.  Now, what in the world does that mean to you?  Well, what they do is they glue up a specimen, and then place it into boiling water for 4 hours. ...
  6. StealthLock by CompX National: A remote controlled electronic lock that’s easy to install!

    Have you ever heard of the StealthLock by CompX National?  Well, let me tell you a little about it.  This lock, it’s very useful in your home, or in your shop, anywhere really.  It’s a remote-controlled lock that’s easy to install.  For traditional locks, someone has to drill a hole in the door to put a lock in it.  You maybe...
  7. Choosing the Correct Caulking Gun for You

    Not all caulking guns are equal when it comes to pushing caulk or adhesive through the nozzle.  Some caulks are very runny, while others are very thick.  Almost any gun will extrude the thinner caulks, but not every gun will push very thick contents out of a caulking tube with ease, or for that matter, at all.  It could be...
  8. Upgrade your cabinet drawers with a SOFT-close feature

    If you are building new cabinets, I recommend using Blum Tandem SOFT-close drawer runners.  The SOFT-close feature is integrated into the drawer runner and, in my opinion, this is the best under mount SOFT-close runner of this type on the market.   Many households today likely have cabinet drawers with a SELF-close feature as opposed to SOFT-close.  A disadvantage of...
  9. Eliminate Drawer Racking with Lateral Stabilization

    Years ago drawers in kitchen cabinets were seldom wider than 24 inches.  Standard widths for drawers were from 12 to 24 inches.  Now-a-days the trend is for wider drawers, much wider.  The wider drawer is very practical because it provides more efficient storage of pots, pans and other large items.  Wider drawers in garage cabinets is also more common today...
  10. Runner Setbacks for Blum TANDEM plus BLUMOTION Drawer Runners

    Having the correct drawer runner setback on Blum Tandems makes for a very nice product installation. So what is runner setback? It is how far the leading edge of the cabinet profile on the Tandem is set back from the front edge of the face frame or if you are building cabinets without face frames the setback is from the...

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