9. MAKE KNOBS FOR THE DRAWERS
Drawer pulls enhance the beauty and functionality of your cabinet.
In this example, the drawer pulls were made of the same maple
used for the wood strips.
Cut the maple into sticks, then shape them by sanding them
with a stationary sander, and then by hand. Do not try to make the
pulls too perfect; the idea is to contrast the glittery, busy precision of the PCBs with the handmade elegance of the drawer pulls.
Drill a ¼" hole in the venter of each drawer pull, about halfway in.
10. FIT THE DRAWER FACES AND THE KNOBS
10a. Carefully measure the opening of the cabinet where the
drawers fit in. Cut 2 faces from the PCBs, and then carefully drill a
¼" hole in the center of each of the PCB faces. Fit a PCB face with
clamps to one of the drawer faces and drill a hole; repeat with the
other PCB face, then glue the PCB faces to the drawer faces.
10b. Use a ¼" dowel to fit the knob into the drawer. You will need
to add a bit of glue on the dowel and in the hole before fitting.
Place the drawers in the case.
TIP: To make the drawer easier to pull out, place the drawer pull
slightly lower than the center of the face.
11. ADMIRE YOUR HANDIWORK
The devices of modernity are powered by the humble PCB.
The beauty and elegance of the PCB, otherwise forgotten and
discarded, has been revealed and used in a practical way.
Now it’s time to fill your cabinet with stuff!