How to Remove Vintage Drawer Handles (4 Easy Steps)

If you’re like me, you love vintage furniture. There’s just something special about those old pieces that can’t be found in modern furniture. However, many of these older pieces come with outdated hardware that can be a pain to remove. In this article, we will teach you how to remove vintage drawer handles quickly and easily!

Easy Steps in Removing Vintage Drawer Handles

1. Start by removing the screws that hold the handle in place

If your handles are old, the screws may be rusted and difficult to remove. In this case, you can use a screwdriver to pry the screws out or use a power drill to remove them.

If your drawer handles are attached with nails, you will need to use a hammer and chisel to remove them.

Start by gently tapping the chisel under the head of the nail. Once you have a small gap, you can use the chisel to pry the nail out.Be careful not to damage the wood around the nails as you remove them.

2. Once the screws or nails have been removed, you should be able to pull the handle off of the drawer.

If the handle is stuck, you may need to use a flathead screwdriver or putty knife to pry it off.

Once the handle is off, you will likely see two holes in the front of the drawer where the handle was attached.

3. To cover up these holes, you can use wooden plugs or dowels. First, measure the diameter of the hole and then find a plug or dowel that is slightly smaller.

Next, insert the plug into the hole and use a hammer to tap it in until it is flush with the surface of the drawer.

If you are using a dowel, you may need to use wood glue to keep it in place.

4. Repeat this process for the other hole.

Once the plugs are in place, your drawer will be ready for new hardware!

Final Words

If your vintage drawer handles are giving you trouble, don’t worry! With a little elbow grease and the right tools, you can easily remove them. Follow the steps outlined in this article and you and that’s it! You have now successfully removed and replaced your vintage drawer handles.

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