Fasteners and Hardware
Discover how to choose and install fasteners and hardware to complete your woodworking project. Find out details about screws, nails, hinges, drawer slides, and other hardware.
The legs of my picnic table take a lot of abuse when someone moves it across the patio. What could I do to protect the legs?
While I was installing hinges on a cabinet door, the head of a brass screw broke off. How can I remove the screw without making a mess of my project?
I built the pencil-post bed from issue 187. There’s one problem: The slightest movement on the bed makes it squeak annoyingly. Is there anything I can do to stop the squeaking?
I was about to buy the clock kit for the Art Deco Desk Clock in issue 208, when I noticed that the Roman numeral 4 is written out as “IIII.” Was this a misprint?
I’m planning to use torsion hinges for the lid of an oak chest I’m designing. They’re rated for the weight of the lid. So before I buy the hardware, how do I estimate the weight of wood?
Your article “Choose the Right Screw for Today’s Job” praised the square-drive screw as a modern replacement for slip-prone. Aren’t those the same Robertson screws?