OMG MY SCREWS ARE TOO SHORT? - tutorial

 
What do you do when you buy new hardware and come to find out
the mounting screws are too short?
 
 
You simply drill out a quarter inch inside the drawer to make the distance
the screw must travel shorter from front to back.

 
The easiest way to do this is with a spade bit (as seen above)

 
Here is the inside of the drawer before you start.


 
Take the spade bit and drill out just enough for your screw head to sit flush. 

 
Here you can see the results of your handy work.
Clean up the saw dust and burrs then screw your new hardware in place.
 
 
Spade bits are inexpensive and usually come in sets of a dozen different sizes.
They are handy to have close by when doing this kind of work.



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7 comments:

  1. Nice post. I got some of those at a garage sale one day and they quickly came in handy. Thanks for sharing.
    Liz

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  2. Great tip to save having to run to the store and try to find longer screws. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Brilliant...don't know why this never occurred to me! I JUST had this issue earlier this week...of course I made a trip out to buy longer screws! Thanks for the tip!!

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  4. Yeah, now I know how to use the buggers! ;-) No, seriously!
    Have a great weekend.

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  5. I can't even comment on this. No matter what pops into my mind it is totally inappropriate.

    Bliss

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  6. Great tip. I just had to do this on an end table. I changed the hardware, and the old ones inset in the hole. Thanks.

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THANK YOU ALL!