Hardware is one of the trickiest aspects of woodworking for many reasons.
Firstly, hardware selection shouldn’t be one of the last tasks you complete. Instead many of us, myself included, forget that hardware is best selected before any wood is cut. Too many times I’ve made it 95% through a project only to realize that the hinge I wanted to use will not work due to the size of the piece it will be attached to or the construction method used.
Secondly, when just starting out, we may not be aware that there are alternatives to the poorly constructed options available to us at the local hardware store. Here are some companies who make it their mission to provide high quality hardware solution that will improve the look and longevity of your next project.
Brusso Hardware (available at Tools For Working Wood.com)