We just installed new cabinets. I need to put on knobs and drawer pulls. I
need to make a template that will have a right angle corner to fit onto the
face of each drawer to drill the holes for the hardware.
The knobs are easy, one inch in and one inch up from the corner. One hole.
The drawers are odd size, and have to be centered with two holes 3" OC.
I have some 1 x 10 select pine, very straight pieces.
I intend to cut a piece 16" long, the length of the longest width, then brad
on a right angle fence as an edge guide, and drill the pilot holes according
to each of the three drawer face configurations. I have a drill press,
therefore should be able to make some accurate pilot holes.
Is putting on the fence guides first the best approach, then as accurately
as possible marking the hole centers, then drilling on the press the best
These all need (preferably) to match on the horizontal and vertical. The
vertical may be plus or minus 1/16, as they are 5 7/8' to 5 3/4" differences
between faces. The 16" widths, and 10" heights are very close for six of
An accurate idea of how to make a template would be appreciated.
I really think I can do this, as I am good at math, but wanted some input
before drilling holes that will definitely be hard to correct.
Get it square, measure twice, and go slow. Am I right?