Two birds with one stone here. I use the True Position Drill Guide this
morning to place knobs on 3, 37" long drawer fronts. Nothing really
dazzling except that the hole alignment was dead on on both ends of the
boards. This pic shows the 3 drawer fronts stacked together and the
holes aligning perfectly. It looked this way on the other end too.
Alignment for hole placement was next to effortless.
I am showing again the way I prefer to hang drawer fronts on to the
existing premounted drawers. I am sure some one else has done it this
way but I just thought I would share once again. This is almost
I have seen many in the trades use the old method that I used, put 4
screws into the drawer front from the inside and let the points of the
screws stick out just enough to make an impression on the back side of
the false drawer front. And then tap the false drawer front into the
points of the screws. Open the drawer, screw the screws a bit farther,
realign the false front with the screws at the impressions and drive the
screws home. Not any fun at all.
So what I try to do now is drill the holes for the pulls first. This
takes some fore thought in knowing where the handles/ knobs will go and
Drill the holes for the pulls in the false fronts in the desired
locations and then simply use those holes to snugly attach the front to
the drawer with pocket hole screws to the drawer in the correct
location. Open the drawer and place the permanent screws. Remove the
screws in the pull holes and attach the pulls.
Note that I used a spacer on the bottom to properly place the bottom
drawer front from the bottom of the cabinet.
Second drawer front in place and a shot of the shims used to place/space
the second drawer front and the third drawer front.