Lots of handles, in fact:
I’m one step closer to being ready to unpack my workshop into my new cabinets, with the installation this afternoon of 31 handles.
The handles came from the architect/contractor who worked on our house last year. They’re from a German design firm and they go beautifully with the drawer fronts to create a very clean, modern image. They have a recess on the underside for one’s fingertips, which can be seen in one of the photos above.
I find the offset positioning pleasing to the eye, and the IKEA drawers are built solidly enough that the offset position doesn’t result in racking when opening the drawers.
Getting the handles lined up consistently demanded that I create a drilling jig. I cut pieces out of 3/4″ plywood and mounted drilling inserts and screw-in bushings from Lee Valley Tools to accommodate the spacing for short and long handles:
The bushings were a great investment – not that expensive, and they ensured that the fixture wouldn’t become worn out as I used it.
For more information on the bushings, click on the image, below:
Once again, I was reminded of the joy of using good tools – and I’m really pleased with the results of this afternoon’s work.
Next up, I’ll turn my attention to mounting power bars and routing the cords. Then – finally – I can start to load the drawers.