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Pulls 3/8″ too long

In between finishing paint touch-ups in the girls’ rooms, I trimmed the drawer pulls for the bathroom they share. They were 3/8″ too long on each side so

  1. measured the drawer using a scrap piece of wood.
  2. placed a pull against the scrap and used my 4″ inch square to find the difference.
  3. I divided the measurement by half, set the square to that and transferred this mark on each side of each pull.
  4. I cut the metal pulls with a Fein oscillating saw using a metal blade and I sanded the edge. I locked the pulls in my bench and wore safety glasses and hearing protection since the sound was like 300 finger nails running down chalkboard!
  5. I used a Vix bit to center a predrilled hole in the back of the drawer face and then hand screwed the the pulls in.

The cabinet is the godmorgon vanity from Ikea. We had custom drawer fronts made using Douglass fir veneer from SemiHandmade. We didn’t like the default pulls since they were white and looked plastic so I ordered these and then had to trim them to fit.

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