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How To Install Dresser Drawer Pulls

How To Install Dresser Drawer Pulls – dresser drawer pulls are pretty easy to install if all you need is one or two boxes that need to pull a tape measure and rafter square can be used to get the job done. When you work on several boxes a template or jig is handy for placing these holes in exactly the right spot every time.

Measure your dresser drawer pulls. Most have screws spaced 3 inches apart. Use a carpenter’s square and keeps pulling up to it, with the screw holes up for the most accurate measurement. Measure your drawer fronts from the top down. Cut a piece of 3/4-inch thick plywood as long and as wide as your shortest front. Use a square to mark a line down the center, from top to bottom and side to side, plywood piece. Continue up to the bottom mark on the edges of plywood on top and bottom. Divide the measurement from step one in half.

Cut two 1-of-2 lumber half the template is long to install dresser drawer pulls, 2 inches less on each bit. Apply glue along the top edge of the box face.  Mark the top edge of your box up in its center, side to side. Place the template, with 1-of-2 upper lip hanging up in the drawer front and resting on top of it. Clamp the template in place with two squeeze clamps and through the template and drawer face with a 1/8-inch piece into each hole. Remove the template and place the drawer pull to the front of the box face with the holes aligned with holes in the box face. Thread a screw through each hole from inside the box to the wires in the drawer pull. Tighten with a screwdriver.

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