Drilling Jig for Drawer Pulls
When drilling holes for centered pulls on a set of drawers that were all the same width but different heights, I devised this jig to speed up the process. The jig centers the pull on the tallest drawer, and adding spacers lets you use it on the shorter drawers, too.
Lay the tallest drawer face down on an oversize piece of 1/4-in. plywood and nail on strips of wood around three sides to create a frame. Then drill the guide holes in the jig for the tallest drawer. Make the spacers from 1/4-in.-thick MDF and label them. Find the height of each spacer by subtracting half the drawer front’s height from the distance between the top fence and the guide holes. To use it, slip the jig on the front of each drawer and drill the holes.
Anthony Fisher, Sebastopol, CA