The handy man’s (woman’s) guide to drilling out a wardrobe door knob

I thank my lucky star often, for that my father is a handy man (which made me into a handy woman). I fear nothing, and I try everything (and I fail often). To the point, today I woke up  feeling all handy (this is really a feeling you have to wait for, like an artist I need my inspiration). So, I got to it. The bedroom wardrobe door knobs (or the lack of them) have been taunting and looking at me for MONTHS.

I thought I’d share this with you. This is really a guide that’ll work for many drilling situations.

I started of with choosing knobs. I chose brass door knobs since I live in an old apartment which has brass knobs and handles in many places and it’s nice to pick up the these little things to make a gathered feeling in your home.

So what I did was decide on how high upon the wardrobe door I wanted the knobs. I decided on the same hight as the bedroom door handle (I’m all for consistency). I also decided on what the distance, sidewise.

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Then I measure the numbers (twice!) and mark them with an X. The reason I do an X instead of a dot is to get the center point more accurate when putting the drill to it.

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I checked what size I needed for the drill (I picked one that matched the size of the door knob screw).

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Photo by Mind the Home

Photo by Mind the Home

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And drilled right through. Don’t be afraid to push the drill (if you just touch it lightly you can be standing there all day).

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Screw the door knob onto the door, and fasten it with a bolt on the inside (if you don’t want to be standing with the knob in your hand tomorrow morning).

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Photo by Mind the Home

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And well, your finished.

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