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Source for drawer pulls

by ravensrock
posted 09-29-2018 11:35 PM


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Rayne

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#1 posted 09-29-2018 11:50 PM

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cracknpop

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#2 posted 09-30-2018 01:01 AM

Find out who made the dresser and contact them. Perhaps you can order from them. Have you taken the drawer pull off the dresser to see if there are any markings on the back of the pull that might tell you where they came from? Couple thoughts to consider. Good luck

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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ravensrock

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#3 posted 09-30-2018 01:07 AM

Very good idea. I’ll see if I can do that.


Find out who made the dresser and contact them. Perhaps you can order from them. Have you taken the drawer pull off the dresser to see if there are any markings on the back of the pull that might tell you where they came from? Couple thoughts to consider. Good luck

- cracknpop


-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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jerkylips

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#4 posted 10-01-2018 03:32 PM

I just searched amazon for “recessed drawer pulls”. I didn’t see exactly the one you posted, but only looked at the first couple pages. It looks like there are a lot out there, though.

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Richard

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#5 posted 10-04-2018 11:45 PM

Lee Valley has a very large selection of all Drawer Pulls. You might want to check them out online.

Rick S.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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Markslawes

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#6 posted 10-05-2018 10:20 AM

Would it be possible to borrow one of the existing ones and make a silicon mould and then cast some new ones with Epoxy Resin and use a bit of steampunk artistry to duplicate the finish. A bit of a pain but maybe a get out of jail card if all else fails.

-- If your going to your mums.... can I go in the shed ?

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#7 posted 10-05-2018 06:50 PM

You might check Lawless.

https://www.dlawlesshardware.com/

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ravensrock

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#8 posted 10-05-2018 07:52 PM

Thanks for the ideas Rick and Ocelot. I’ll check them out.

Markslawes- that sounds possible but is beyond my skill set or what they’re paying me for the bed!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#9 posted 10-05-2018 08:03 PM

Sort of looks like a mid-century modern piece in the picture though could be a recent imitation. If it turns out to be a vintage piece, expect to pay $$ for salvaged or reproductions pulls. eBay and Etsy may be your best source for those. My wife collects mid century modern furniture and she would buy some that are beyond repair because a single drawer pull can be worth much more than what they are asking for the damaged furniture.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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ravensrock

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#10 posted 10-05-2018 09:03 PM

Yes Nathan…it is a mid-century modern dresser. I’ll check out eBay and Etsy.


Sort of looks like a mid-century modern piece in the picture though could be a recent imitation. If it turns out to be a vintage piece, expect to pay $$ for salvaged or reproductions pulls. eBay and Etsy may be your best source for those. My wife collects mid century modern furniture and she would buy some that are beyond repair because a single drawer pull can be worth much more than what they are asking for the damaged furniture.

- Lazyman


-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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Kirk650

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#11 posted 10-06-2018 12:53 AM

Lee Valley has a good selection, but they didn’t have the hinges and pulls I needed for the copy of a cabinet my grandparents had. I found what I needed finally at House of Antique Hardware, online. Cost a pretty penny, but was exactly what I needed.

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Underdog

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#12 posted 10-06-2018 01:24 AM

I just google searched for “flush pulls” and similar images came up. None with the bar in the center though. Several that were used on pocket doors came up. That’s a close as I could come.
Try a ring pull?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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ravensrock

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#13 posted 10-06-2018 01:52 AM

Thanks Kirk. I browsed the site but not seeing the same style.


Lee Valley has a good selection, but they didn’t have the hinges and pulls I needed for the copy of a cabinet my grandparents had. I found what I needed finally at House of Antique Hardware, online. Cost a pretty penny, but was exactly what I needed.

- Kirk650


-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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ravensrock

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#14 posted 10-06-2018 01:53 AM

Yes Jim- finding a round recessed pull the the bar across the center is the hard part. Finding plenty without the bar.
I’ll see what the customer thinks about a ring pull.


I just google searched for “flush pulls” and similar images came up. None with the bar in the center though. Several that were used on pocket doors came up. That s a close as I could come.
Try a ring pull?

- Underdog

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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JohnMcClure

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#15 posted 10-06-2018 02:35 AM

I found this picture:

at this website:
http://circa1960s.blogspot.com/2012/09/stanley-furniture-mid-century-modern.html
which also had this picture:

To me it looks like a similar pull. Maybe it could be a clue. Hope it helps!

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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Lazyman

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#16 posted 10-06-2018 11:04 AM

If really is a Stanley mid-century modern piece, I would not be surprised if they cost $50 or more each if you can even find them. I’ve seen Broyhill Brazillia pulls for $70 each.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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ravensrock

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#17 posted 10-06-2018 06:00 PM

Thanks for the pics John. That’s as close as I’ve found. Time to do more detective work!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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JohnMcClure

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#18 posted 10-06-2018 07:26 PM

To recreate the style without purchasing or manufacturing hardware:
a) Use a core-box bit to route out a recess where the pull should be
b) Inlay a strip of contrasting wood across the length of the drawer.
c) shape the inlayed strip a bit where it bridges over the recess, to make it pleasant to pull on.
I don’t know if you can visualize what I’m visualizing, but I think you could capture the stylistic essence of the dresser without being “really close, but not quite the same”.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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Rayne

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#19 posted 10-06-2018 07:44 PM

Did some digging and it looks to be of Danish origin as G.V. Gasvig and Arne Vodder both made wood versions of that pull for their builds. Still haven’t seen that exact pull anywhere else though. I did find a Square version called a Double Recessed Pull. Might help in your search.
https://www.coolknobsandpulls.com/product/19257/6808-ckp-brand-metalworx-collection-double-recessed-pull-brushed-pewter?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyYKw1Mjy3QIVxICfCh0CFgXaEAkYASABEgK7bfD_BwE

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ravensrock

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#20 posted 10-06-2018 11:02 PM

Thanks John. I was thinking about something like this initially. Would have to be a big core box bit- like 2”. Do you think glue would be enough to hold the contrasting cross piece in place?


To recreate the style without purchasing or manufacturing hardware:
a) Use a core-box bit to route out a recess where the pull should be
b) Inlay a strip of contrasting wood across the length of the drawer.
c) shape the inlayed strip a bit where it bridges over the recess, to make it pleasant to pull on.
I don t know if you can visualize what I m visualizing, but I think you could capture the stylistic essence of the dresser without being “really close, but not quite the same”.

- JohnMcClure

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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ravensrock

507 posts in 1942 days


#21 posted 10-06-2018 11:04 PM

Thanks for looking Rayne. The square version looks too big but I’ll look into the people that you mentioned. A wood version is a possibility.


Did some digging and it looks to be of Danish origin as G.V. Gasvig and Arne Vodder both made wood versions of that pull for their builds. Still haven t seen that exact pull anywhere else though. I did find a Square version called a Double Recessed Pull. Might help in your search.
https://www.coolknobsandpulls.com/product/19257/6808-ckp-brand-metalworx-collection-double-recessed-pull-brushed-pewter?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyYKw1Mjy3QIVxICfCh0CFgXaEAkYASABEgK7bfD_BwE

- Rayne


-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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JohnMcClure

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#22 posted 10-07-2018 02:35 AM

I don’t think you need a big core box bit. Because you don’t have to go very deep. Clamp a circular template on the drawer front and run your router inside it with the core-box bit to define the perimeter of the recess, then put in a straight bit to flatten the bottom of the interior of the recess.

Glue will be plenty to hold the handle, just make the strip and dado a good fit.

If you go this route make sure to share some pictures!


Thanks John. I was thinking about something like this initially. Would have to be a big core box bit- like 2”. Do you think glue would be enough to hold the contrasting cross piece in place?

To recreate the style without purchasing or manufacturing hardware:
a) Use a core-box bit to route out a recess where the pull should be
b) Inlay a strip of contrasting wood across the length of the drawer.
c) shape the inlayed strip a bit where it bridges over the recess, to make it pleasant to pull on.
I don t know if you can visualize what I m visualizing, but I think you could capture the stylistic essence of the dresser without being “really close, but not quite the same”.

- JohnMcClure

- ravensrock


-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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