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Knob / Drawer Pull template...5"

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Apr 05, 2013, 12:06 PM
Knob / Drawer Pull template...5"
Has anyone had any luck finding a good template fixture for installing knobs on wall cabinets and 5" drawer pulls..I haven't had good luck so far..
Apr 05, 2013, 12:29 PM
make your own template
Apr 05, 2013, 12:39 PM
that's generally something you make from scrap on the site, once you are really sure where you want the knobs. double up some painters tape as a sorta fakey knob, place it on a door, and see if it really opens the thing first.

now take some tape and actually place it and mark the Magic Hole Place.

if you have doors closing together, put one on the other side of that pair, mark the Magic Hole Place same as the first.

get a piece of scrap wood, temporarily clamp it over there, edge to edge, so when you put another couple pieces of wood on the edges of the door, there are no gaps. for those other scraps will be nailed to the first.

on the first one, mark your hole location as determined when you placed the tape. measure from the edges, now. mark that on the front piece of wood.

to make the template flippable so it hits both doors on a meeting set, now nail your side-stop boards so half of them is behind the door, and half in front.

your jig is ready. drill out the marked hole, one drill bit size larger than the screw is. place it and insure you see the hole marks on the painters tape in your two test doors.

drill 'em all out and mount hardware.

if pulls on drawers are centered, just put down painters tape, draw diagonals corner to corner, and drill at X marks the spot. if they are raised higher than dead center, make another template for them to mark the height. on each drawer, lay a piece of painters tape and mark center left-to-right, and use that to align the template.

that's really all there is to it. save your templates. I save mine in the same shoebox that holds scrap ends of all the molding I've used in the house, so I can match the pattern some day in the future. label the stuff.

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Apr 05, 2013, 04:28 PM
Lowes and Home Depot have one that only cost about $3.00 in the same area as the knobs and handle are.
Real simple to figure out how to use.