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Knockdown fasteners for furniture. What is available and tips on their use.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #40 Oct 1994 pg. 50

Tip on using brass automotive engine-block freeze plugs as expensive-looking feet for loudspeakers, audio equipment, furniture, etc.
AUDIO ELECTRONICS 1/1997 [Feb 1997] (v.28#1) pg. 40

The Selbermachen dowel system for building furniture. Square parts are connected by dowels, then secured by locking dowel pins. No glue, screws or nails.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #205 Jan 1980 (v.30#1) pg. 11

Triangular sensibility. Intuitive geometry makes strong designs. How common materials (dowels, nuts, bolts, rattan) can be combined to make strong but lightweight furniture. Includes several jigs and ideas for working with dowels.
FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 37

Sliding frame-to-carcase joint is designed to install parting frames (such as drawer supports) into a solid wood carcase. It allows the solid wood carcase sides to expand and contract with changes in relative humidity.
FINE WOODWORKING #54 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 10

Coping with failing joints in furniture. Wood movement is more destructive than abuse or neglect.
FINE WOODWORKING #67 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 52
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 4

Glueless joinery. Furniture fastened with interlocking pins and wedges.
FINE WOODWORKING #68 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 66

Cross-grain constructions. Four clever ways around problems of wood movement when building solid-wood furniture. Using sliding dovetails or T-slots to attach moldings and drawer frames.
FINE WOODWORKING #72 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 80

Replicating stamped brasses. Method for fabricating fiberglass copies of die-struck brass furniture hardware. The process involves making a rubber mold of an original piece.
FINE WOODWORKING #86 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 86

Decorative hardware sources. A directory of nearly 50 companies which supply visible decorative hardware.
FINE WOODWORKING #112 May-Jun 1995 pg. 68
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #113 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 10

Choosing brass hardware for period furniture.
HOME FURNITURE #2 Spring 1995 pg. 88

Recommended applications and installation tips for nine fasteners that speed furniture building: (1) corner brace, (2) knockdown joint fitting, (3) flush-mount hanger bracket, (4) teenut, (5) bolt and cross dowel, (6) threaded inserts, (7) bedrail fastener, (8) cam fitting, (9) edge-joint fastener.
HOME MECHANIX #682 Feb 1985 (v.81) pg. 48
Correction HOME MECHANIX #686 Jun 1985 (v.81) pg. 7

Hardware for fast assembly. Selecting and using knockdown (KD) fasteners for putting together furniture that you want to take apart and reassemble.
HOME MECHANIX #735 Jul 1989 (v.85) pg. 25

Furniture hardware and fasteners.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #666 Nov 1983 (v.79) pg. 54

How to make "antique" hardware for furniture reproduction.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1966 (v.126#1) pg. 118

Tip: Use metal eyelets to reduce wear from nuts and bolts on knock-down wooden furniture.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1981 (v.155#1) pg. 167

Ten ways for joining furniture legs to rails.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1985 (v.162#3) pg. 114
Correction POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1985 (v.162#6) pg. 8

Tips on building furniture from square chrome tubing and eight types of fittings to join tubes together.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1972 (v.200#3) pg. 50

How to work with hardware that travels. A review of what is available in sliding-door hardware, slides for drawers and shelves, special slides for clothes, TV slides, and a look at special purpose hinges and flap stays.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1978 (v.212#5) pg. 132

Casters, glides, and wheels. Charts and photos illustrate what is available, plus tips on selection, installation, and use.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1980 (v.216#5) pg. 142

Designing for dimensional change. How to orient the grain and use appropriate joints and fasteners when building wood furniture in order to minimize the effects of expansion and contraction on drawers, doors, tops, etc.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #42 Apr-May 1988 (v.7#6) pg. 22
Added Info POPULAR WOODWORKING #43 Jun 1988 (v.8#1) pg. 6

Leg-rail joinery. Two time-tested techniques that will keep your tables and chairs sturdy for years to come. (1) Wood corner blocks. (2) Mortise and notched tenon.
WOOD MAGAZINE #18 Aug 1987 (v.4#4) pg. 34

Wooden hardware. How to make wooden hinges, lid supports and handles.
WOOD MAGAZINE #48 Dec 1991 (v.8#9) pg. 50

Rule of thumb on when to use a slotted screw hole as a means of dealing with wood expansion.
WOOD MAGAZINE #79 Jun 1995 (v.12#4) pg. 12

Shop-made hardware. Make classy custom pulls, hinges, and knobs yourself using a few basic tools. The emphasis is on making craftsman or mission style hardware from brass.
WOOD MAGAZINE #118 Nov 1999 (v.16#7) pg. 43, 122

Choosing and using knockdown hardware to facilitate the moving of big furniture pieces.
WOOD MAGAZINE #143 Sep 2002 (v.19#5) pg. 62

Tip on installing and using hanger bolts to secure a table leg to an apron.
WOODSMITH #64 Aug 1989 pg. 11

Making corner blocks to reinforce furniture and prevent racking.
WOODSMITH #69 Jun 1990 pg. 14

A guide to knock-down hardware that makes joinery easy. Describes how to install cam-action fasteners and snap-on hinges.
WOODSMITH #105 Jun 1996 (v.18) pg. 14

How to install a mortised lid stay (a device to hold the lid of a box in the open position).
WOODSMITH #112 Aug 1997 (v.19) pg. 22

Installing a steel cross dowel-and-bolt knock-down fastener.
WOODWORK #32 Apr 1995 pg. 40

Tip: Traditional method for attaching legs to a writing table using two techniques.
WOODWORKER #1084 Mar 1984 (v.88) pg. 196

Jig for cutting reinforcing corner blocks for furniture.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1979 (v.3#1) pg. 10

Knockdown hardware fittings. An overview of general-purpose mechanical fasteners that permit disassembly of furniture.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 25

A look at fasteners other than screws or nails that are available for furniture and other types of home repair.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1978 (v.34#6) pg. 100

Selecting the right hardware (hinges, latches, pulls, etc.) for furniture and cabinets. Some tips.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1981 (v.37#3) pg. 70