Make Your Own Hardware
These two custom pulls are easier than you think
Synopsis: The perfect brass hardware for your handmade cabinet may not come from a hardware supplier. You can learn to make your own brass pulls, and you don’t need expensive tools or machines to do it. Chances are, you already have the necessary equipment. Woodworker and hardware maker Robert Sanderson shows you how to make simple jigs from MDF or plywood; then demonstrates making a ring pull and a drop pull. Once you’ve mastered these two pulls, you’ll have learned fundamentals of brass work that you can apply to other designs.
Years ago, I needed angled hinges for a cabinet and decided to make them myself. That experience got me hooked on metalwork and blossomed into a side business, Sanderson Hardware. Now, hardware making is a part of my work as a furniture maker, a place where I can further express myself as a craftsman.