Beginner's Question: Where's best/cheapest place to buy fasteners and hinges?
Where is the best or cheapest place to buy hinges and fasteners?
I'd prefer an online source as I have a desk job, so it's more convenient to order online and in bulk than to use the time I could be in the shop driving around.
I just got started with woodworking. I managed to complete 4 basic pieces (bookshelf, end table, simple workbench, utility shelves), using materials from Rockler and Home Depot, so I know I am serious and want to take this hobby further and build more advanced pieces.
However, as most of you have probably been doing this longer than I have, I think I have much to learn from you guys.
For my next two pieces, I want to build an entertainment center and workshop storage.
Where should I look for hinges?
Where would I go for economical or bulk hinges?
Where would I go for fancy hinges?
What about fasteners?
Surely, there are better fastener sources than Home Depot. What's the best place to buy screws? I'd probably just like to buy in bulk. (relative bulk, I guess....500-1000 pieces)
Is one fastener material preferred over the other for furniture? I always use screws in places where they aren't seen, so the look isn't too important. I just want it to be strong and not have problems with rust discoloring the piece.
I live in the Boston area, but am interested in online shops as it lets me prep my projects during business hours.
Thanks. I really appreciate it!