DIY Half Moon Wood Drawer Pulls

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30 Minutes

Finding unique inexpensive drawer pulls is a task to say the least! I’ve been loving the half circle drawer pulls & designs that I find on vintage furniture when I am out thrifting for my next piece of project furniture. But one day I was at my local Hobby Lobby. And I had the idea to slice these tiny plaques to create pulls on my IKEA Tarva dresser ( see the whole makeover here).

Materials for DIY Wood Drawer Pulls

– One oval wood plaque for each set of pulls

– Miter saw

– Stain of your choice (I used Driftwood by Minwax)

– Prestain wood conditioner

– Poly finish

Creating DIY Half Moon Drawer Pulls

To create these easy DIY drawer pulls,

  • cut the plaques down the middle with a miter saw to split each one in half (be careful with such small pieces)
  • Sand to get rid of jagged edges
  • Add a layer of pre-stain wood conditioner, stain & give them a layer of poly to protect them.

You want to make sure to seal them since pulls get a lot of love and you don’t want the oils from your hands to discolor them.

When installing the wooden drawer pulls, I measured for the center of my drawer & the center of the wood plaque to line them up properly. I then drove 2 – 1 3/4″ screw through the back of the drawer into the wood half circle drawer pull to give the front a clean look., you want to use two screws to make sure that your drawer pull doesn’t move around.

The plaque bevel should be facing inward to give you a lip to pull the drawer out easily. 

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Pamela Del
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