April 04, 2013


By Steven Soria

What You Need:

  • Leather belt or leather scraps
  • scissors or exacto knife
  • hammer
  • nail to create hole (or use and awl or screw punch)
  • screws to fit original hardware including washer and nut
  • screwdriver


Remove your original hardware and use the length of the holes for a measurement guide, for new placements measure to taste . Allow for slight overlap. Cut strips of leather or belt by using sharp scissors or exacto knife. To puncture hole, use a hammer and nail (or an awl or screw punch). Thread your screws into leather hole and then through your drawer or cabinet. Fasten with your washer and nut. Make sure it is secure, to tighten use pliers.

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