How to Install Drawer Fronts for a Chest of Drawers

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Learn how to install drawer fronts in a dresser in this free DIY woodworking video.

Part of the Video Series: How to Build a Chest of Drawers
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Video Transcript

In this video clip we will be installing our drawer fronts. Now that all of our drawer slides have been installed and our drawers fit in and work propertly we're ready to put those drawer fronts on. We need to go ahead and mark the location where our drawer handles are going to go. Now typically you would think they would be centered this board is 9" so the center mark would be 4 1/2, now I'm actually going to put my mark at 4" which is about 1/2" above the center. And the reason I do this is that because it'll make the drawer handle appear as if it's centered on my drawer front because I'll be standing above it. And I'm also going to come in about 4", I went ahead and marked my faced frame as to where my over hang to my face front will go. Our next step is to put our drawer front in place. Once I have it positioned in place I'm going ahead and run a deck screw through one of those holes. And this is going to hold our drawer front onto our drawer. Next we're going to remove our drawer and pull those screws back out and now we have our location for holes. Next we're going to take plenty of glue and coat the front of that drawer we're our drawer front is going to go. And then go ahead and stick that drawer front back on making sure that those holes line up, and tightened those screws back down. Now when the glue dries our drawer fronts will permanently attached to our drawers when we remove these screws. I will let it sit for about 24 hours.


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