Wood Ruler Drawer Pulls You Can Make Yourself

Looking to update or remodel your kitchen, child’s dresser, child’s bathroom, art studio, or garage workspace. These simple Wood Ruler Drawer pulls are a simple project that anyone can do. Wooden rulers are so cheap and really make great drawer pulls.

They allow you to create a school or art theme and give your art studio, child’s bedroom, garage workspace, or kitchen an eclectic and updated look at the same time.

You can find Wood Rulers \in a variety of places. I always run into boxes of them at flea markets and yard sales Just be creative and have a little fun. One tip though, you need to use rulers that have been made of wood. You will be drilling through them.

To Turn Wood Rulers Into Kitchen Drawer Pulls You Will Need;

Wood Rulers

Power Drill

Drill Bit


Nuts (optional)

Washers (optional)

1 Scrap 2X4 or piece of plywood

Duct Tape

Ok, so now that you found your Wood Rulers the first thing you need to do it lay out your 2X4 or scrap plywood on a flat work surface. Now, I like to duct tap this scrap wood to the surface so it will not move. You could also have a friend hold it in place.

Now, this step is somewhat optional, but you will have to make the decision. You may need to cut your Wood Rulers handles down to fit the size of a drawer pull. You may not have to. If you do, then you can mark where you need to cut them. Use and handsaw or jig saw to cu them down to size. I recommend sanding down the end of the Wood Rulers handle if you have to cut it.

Now, once the Wood Rulers is cut in to length then you need to tape it down to your scrap piece of wood. I like to run one strip of duct tape across the middle of the Wood Rulers.

Do not cover the ends.

Now, use your power drill, with the wood cutting drill bit, to drill a hole in each end of the Wood Rulers. I like to make the hole about �½ inch in from the edged, but you can judge the best location on your own pieces.

Tip: If the new drawer pulls will be attaching to kitchen drawers with existing hardware holes, then try to match the holes you drill on your Wood Rulers to that hole. It will make this project a lot easier for you.

Now, brush away any dust carefully with a clean cloth.

To install the Wood Rulers on kitchen drawers that already have pre dilled hole you can use your screw to attach the left side of the Wood Rulers. Simply attach the nut and washed run the back inside the drawer. Now, slowly line your Wood Rulers up to match the other existing hole. Attach the screw, nut, and washer as before.

Tip: You need to use a longer screw, about 4 inches long to turn these into handles. Slip the screw through the wood ruler. On the back slide on three to four nuts. Now, slip the handle into place on the drawer. One the back screw on some more nuts to hold it into place.

This is how you turn it into a handle.

If there are no pre existing holes for drawer and cabinet hardware in your kitchen, then change out your drill bit for regular old drill bit and pre drill your holes to match your Wood Rulers.

Tip: If you are worried about the resale of your home later, then you could pre drill these holes to match standard sized kitchen cabinet hardware sizes than are currently on the market. Then when the time comes to move you can take your Wood Rulers kitchen cabinet pulls with you!

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