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ravensrock

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09-29-2018 11:35 PM

I’m in the process of building a bed for a customer. They want the sliding doors in the headboard to have a similar style pull to their dresser. Here is a picture of the drawer pulls on their dresser. Does anybody have a source for this style of pull? I’ve looked at numerous sites online and am not having much luck.

Alternatively I could try to make something similar. Anyone have any thoughts about how to go about making something like this if that’s what it comes down to? Thanks!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking


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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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#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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#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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#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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#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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