Drawer handle installation suggestion

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Forum topic by mahdee posted 11-19-2013 01:12 AM 735 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-19-2013 01:12 AM

Working on this project for someone special and not using any plans in advance, I have come to an snag as it relates to drawer handles. This coffee table slab is the second to last of a walnut tree I cut 23 years or so ago. The center of the wood was mostly rotted and was replaces with a cherry, copper and gem inlay looking like a tree with leaves.

Here is the look from the top:

I recessed one of the leg to the left at about 12 degrees angle so the cherry vines wouldn’t stick out and even the angle out:

Here is what it looks like from end look:

I have already made the drawers which I am not too happy with, but the problem is that the drawer handles I have made are too thin to use a screw to secure them to the drawer face. Here is what they look like:

Thought about making a cooper screw and pre-drill the handles, but because of the shape of the handles, I am not sure if that would look right. Would using some quality epoxy be my best bet or???


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#1 posted 11-19-2013 02:18 AM

Not sure I would use epoxy, (I would be worried about the long term durability)

I got a couple of ideas.

You could countersink screws and fill the countersink holes with gems to match the top.
You could use the epoxy, but then drill through the handle and front and use dowels for contrast and extra strength.

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#2 posted 11-19-2013 04:18 AM

Good idea kevin; certainly worth the consideration… Thanks


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