I'm looking for ideas (already DAGS) for wooden drawer pulls for a maple
table I'm working on.
I don't want a round lathe turned pull, but something rectangular. I am
going to use a dark contrasting wood.
I' actually looking for design ideas, not the wood type. I wasn't very
clear in my OP. Sorry.
My tables to date have all had purchased metal drawer pulls. I wanna make
my own this time. I don't own a lathe so I cant (nor do I think I want one)
make a round pull.
I have seen Marks make a few neat ones, but I cant remember the actual
If you care for the look achieved by that techniqure: Take a cherry or
locust branch of suitable thickness, split in half, remove bark, plane
split surface, chamfer edges, put a small flat surface opposite the
split face, be happy.
I often save small, gnarly pieces of whatever to make such. Often
resaw, book match and glue to a back up piece (to increase thickness as
Made my wife a suite of hickory office furniture a while back and used
hickory for all pulls. They are 3" x 1 1/8" mounted via a brass insert
in the back for a 10x24 bolt.
Made them in this manner...
ripped a length of 3/4" thick stock to 1 1/8 wide
coved both back edges with 3/8 radius cove bit
ripped a 45 degree bevel on both long top edges leaving about 1/8"
ripped a 45 degree bevel down the center to match edge bevels
cut into pieces of proper length
coved and beveled cut ends so thay are same as long sides
put brass insert into back of each.
They look nice...stylish.
Actually, I cheated a bit on the center bevel...I ripped it each way
slightly off center so that it looks like a "W" but with the center "V"
lower. Since our last name begins with "W" my wife now has monogrammed
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