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Thread: a question of how to mount something

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    falcon heights, minnesota

    a question of how to mount something

    my sister wants me to make her a jewelry box, hinged on one side, and a bit on the shallow side, perhaps 1 3/4" deep each. the problem is how to mount this on the door of her cabinet. from what i could see, it can only be attached to the panel (the door is frame and panel). the panel as far as i can tell, is only 3/8" thick. to mount this box, screws are out, gluing would be difficult, as the inside of the panel is a very shiny surface. any ideas?
    benedictione omnes bene

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA
    Brass threaded insert into the panel or go the other way, into the box from the back of the panel. The 3/16's ought to do. You can get them at Rockler.

    Less elegant, a tee nut in one or the other.

    Use a flat-head machine screw countersunk or a flat-head machine screw and shoulder washer.

    Either way, a solid mount.

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    Dec 2006
    RETIRED(!) in Austintown, Ohio
    Lee Valley has what you need. Chicago Bolts!
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  4. #4
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    Aug 2014
    St. Mary's, Georgia
    I agree with Carol Reed but a picture will help me see what you see

    If you are going to make something nice, make it with a statement, use quality an do it right the first time

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Humid Gulf Coast
    If you just are looking to hang the new made box to an existing furniture peice,

    maybe some 3M sticky backed velcro?
    It's kind of fun to do the impossible

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R Smith View Post
    If you just are looking to hang the new made box to an existing furniture peice,

    maybe some 3M sticky backed velcro?
    I was also gonna suggest Velcro. They make different grades of the stuff, and the Velcro with "Industrial Strength" adhesive is pretty tenacious stuff.
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