Greengate Ranch Remodel
Remodeling a Daylight Ranch in Oregon

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Home Theater #33 - Drawer Hardware

I installed the hardware shown below on our home theater cabinets. We bought these twisted-rope ring pulls from Amazon seller Maison Drake for about $8 each. They were on back-order for a couple of weeks, but the seller kept us up-to-date via email.

We really like the quality of the pulls. They are quite heavy with a nice finish and good workmanship. The design is a bit fancy, but the small size makes for an understated look.

If you have ever drilled a hole for hardware in the wrong place, you are acquainted with true frustration. Here is a technique to make sure you locate the holes correctly...

Make a "card" that indicated the height of the hole. In this case, since it is a panel drawer front, t just sits on the bottom rail as shown. If you have a flat drawer front, you can nail a little ledger on the card and measure from the top down.

Slide the card along to right spot, using a ruler.

Hold the card in place and mark it with a center punch (or nail, or pencil).

Tap the center punch with a hammer, so you have a good starter hole for you drill bit.

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