Shopmade Drawer Pulls

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Project by Bricofleur posted 1417 days ago 3454 views 12 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After building a storage cabinet for my shop I decided to make my own pulls to prevent the cord from my electric tools to catch. Most store bought pulls don’t meet this particular criteria.

I ripped two 3/4’’ thick 18’’ long sticks, 1’’ wide, according to my actual needs.

I used a 3/8’’ diameter round nose bit in the router table to mill the gripping profile of the pulls.

At the miter saw I cut one end at 20° then the other after spinning the piece over 180°, keeping the pull flat against the fence. To learn more about the miter saw cradle shown, click here.

No electric cord will catch on these pulls for sure.

See all the details and more photos from this page of my website.



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#1 posted 1417 days ago

Nice pulls.

-- ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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Bob Kollman

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#2 posted 1417 days ago


Nice little storage cabinet…looks nice.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#3 posted 1417 days ago

Why buy pulls when you can make them good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1417 days ago

always a new simple idea , serge .

nice pulls ,
great idea on the snagging cords !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 1417 days ago

I looked at the pictures first, before I read your text. The whole time I was thinking…”I think they would look better if he’d cut the angles the other way.

Then I read the text and saw this. “No electric cord will catch on these pulls for sure.”

Pure Genius. ;-)

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#6 posted 1362 days ago

Very creative.You inspired me to begin to make pulls on my own,instead of bying them.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 1116 days ago

Excellent design, perfect example of necessity leading to invention.

-- -Jacob Turetsky, Industrial Designer

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