How to Drill for IKEA Drawers

Ikea produces furniture items for their customers to assemble themselves. This allows Ikea to reduce its costs and pass along the savings to its customers, resulting in low prices. Despite the need for self assembly, Ikea customers don't usually need to drill any holes in any of its furniture pieces because they come predrilled from the factory. The customer would only need to put the pieces together. However, Ikea drawers might come without pulls to allow for customization.

Step 1

Choose the style of drawer knob or handle that you want. Hold it against your drawer to ensure that it is the appropriate size and style for your drawers.

Step 2

Place the drawer in the cabinet and then position the drawer handle on the drawer face. Remove the drawer handle when you are happy with the placement.

Step 3

Place a drill template, such as the Fixa template by Ikea, over the drawer face. The drill template has a few holes through which you can mark the spot where you want to drill for handles or knobs. Hold the drawer handle or knob against the template to determine its placement on the template and mark the spot with a pencil. This helps you drill holes in more than one drawer without having to take several different measurements.

Step 4

Drill through the drawer face at the marked spot.

Step 5

Hold the drill template against another drawer and mark the drill spot again and then drill at the marked spot. Repeat for every drawer you have.