On 1/31/2016 3:44 PM, Leon wrote:
So my customer got the pulls that she wanted to put on the drawer fronts
and I could proceed.
These are inset drawers and that fact always adds a degree of difficulty
over overlay drawer fronts.
A couple of years ago I applied a bit of unused knowledge to make this
process much easier.
Shimming is a must but attaching the false fronts to the mounted drawers
is always a bit tough. In fact there are special washer head screws for
mounting drawer fronts through over sized holes to allow for
readjustment after attaching. The typical procedure is to put screws
into the front of the drawer from the inside and let the points of the
screws stick out just a bit. Then press the outer false drawer front
into the screw points, remove the front, locate the dimples made by the
screw points, predrill shallow holes where there were indentations, line
up the front with the screws, drive home the screws. And typically the
drawer front is not perfectly placed.
Now,,,,,,I wait until I have the pulls before I mount the false fronts.
I drill the holes for the pulls into the false fronts only, place the
false drawer front into position and place pocket hole screws through
the false front drawer pull holes into the drawer, snugly. Those screws
hold the false drawer front and allow you to open the drawer and add the
remaining screws from the inside with out all of the steps listed above.
Remove the pocket holes and finish drilling the holes for the pulls
through the inner drawer.
The process with shims.
And the result, with no need for any adjustments and the pocket holes