Build a Simple Jig to Drill Cabinet-Handle Holes Perfectly
If you have a kitchen full of cabinets that need door and drawer pulls, you could measure them all individually and hope you get it right, but there’s a better way.
Mark from Santa Cruz, Calif., has devised a simple jig that allows him to be completely accurate and do the job very quickly. The jig is simply a piece of 1/4-in. plywood with a slot at the top that allows him to locate the center of the drawer, and it’s laid out so that different drawer depths can be done with the same jig. We locate the center point of our drawer front, lay the slot in the jig right on the mark, and just hold it in place as we drill the holes for the drawer handle. The beauty of this jig is that it can be turned sideways and used for the cabinet doors as well. The jig is made in such a way that the side of the jig can be aligned with the top of the cabinet door to locate holes for door pulls or handles.
Mark, that’s a great tip. Thank you so much for sending it in.
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