Workshop tip: Bottle corks make good drawer stops


The same old solution to create a drawer cease is to attach it onto the decrease a part of the pocket (normally a rail of some variety), the place it’s going to catch the within fringe of the closing drawer entrance. Nevertheless it’s awkward to determine precisely the place to connect the cease so it arrests the drawer within the excellent place. As a substitute, I connect cork disks to each side of the drawer again. Wine and champagne corks are excellent. Reduce every slice a bit of too thick and connect it with 5-minute epoxy. As soon as the epoxy is ready, you may fine-tune the drawer place by shaving every disk with a rough file. In case you minimize one too brief, simply glue on a bit of extra cork. The cork stops are usually not solely straightforward to regulate, but additionally carry the drawer to a cushioned shut.

trimming cork drawer stops

—DICK EVANS, Chatham, Mass.

Illustrations by Dan Thornton
From High-quality Woodworking situation #298

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