Refinishing furniture takes a good deal of work. From stripping down old veneer to sanding, cleaning and finally re-staining or painting your piece of furniture - it's tough work, but worth it in the end. Once you have your piece of furniture refinished to your liking, the last thing you would normally do is replace the drawer knobs and pulls. With older pieces of furniture, the holes for the drawer pulls may be a little odd sized compared to the standard size (usually 3") sold in hardware stores today. In order to replace the old knobs and pulls, you may have to put in a little more work to finish the job. See below for tips on how to replace the old odd sized drawer pulls with new standard sized pulls.
If you want to keep the old pulls/knobs, rather than change the hole spacing on your furniture, you can simply refurbish your old pulls/knobs.
Instead of painting, you can also clean up the old pulls/knobs using a hardware cleaner in order to restore the old hardware to its original shine.
If replacing the old hardware to new hardware with the standard sized hole spacing, follow the instructions below.
You can sometimes find the odd sized drawer pulls to match your old holes, but they can be more expensive and difficult to find. By changing the old holes to the standard sized holes (3"), your options for drawer pulls are greater, cheaper, and much easier to find. Changing the holes adds some more work to your refinishing task, but it isn't too difficult to do.
For more information about furniture refurbishing, contact a company like Leisure Furniture & Powder Coating Inc.Share
5 August 2015
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