Get a Handle on Your Pulls
Drawer pulls make a strong statement, so be careful where you put them
Synopsis: Drawer pulls are highly visible and can have a dramatic effect on the beauty of a piece of furniture. There’s plenty to say about which pulls go with which pieces, but this article focuses on where to put them. Placing a pull on a drawer front can be as simple as placing one pull in the center of one drawer, and as complex as spacing an array of shaped pulls so that they add to a piece’s overall look. It can be overwhelming, so we asked several successful furniture designers and makers for guidance: Christian Becksvoort, Gerald Curry, Garrett Hack, and Michael Fortune.
Drawers are made to be opened and closed, and that means every drawer needs a pull. And although attaching pulls is one of the last things you do when making a drawer, you can’t wait until then to think about the style of pull…