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Tips on fitting kitchen door handles

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Screech20, 13 Jun 2014.

  1. Screech20

    Screech20

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    Hey guys

    I've just fitted a few kitchen door and drawer fronts.

    I need to fit the handles, but there are no dimples on the backs of them.

    I'm worried about getting them all in different places.

    I've thought about making a template, that I can line up with the bottom and side, with 2 holes in... Any other (easier) mothods I'm missing?


    Cheers
     
  2. foxhole

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    I use a bit of stiff cardboard or off-cut of hardboard for the template, lasts long enough to do the job.Just don't rush it..
     
  3. phatboy

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    I did mine with careful measuring, then a small hole from the front, then the correct size hole from the front, and back - so that there was no 'burst' damage from the drill bit.

    A friend who is a joiner uses a template, however I expect you would potentially need a template for 30, 40, 50 60cm doors! By the time you have made all those templates, you could have measured each door separately, unless the kitchen is massive.
     
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    Door size does not matter , template used from one corner only.
     
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    Suppose it depends on handle position. Mine are horizontal in the middle of the door. But I see your point for verticle handles
     
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    I just set-out with my trusty combi squares (I have two of them) and then drill slightly oversize (5 or 6mm - gives a bit of "shimmy" space )from the face of the door/drawer front with the item firmly clamped onto a piece of scrap MFC or MDF
     
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