Introducing our new semicircle cabinet pull design, this model is constructed with white oak and padauk. Padauk is a popular African hardwood. I’ve never tried doing a glue-up with a drawer pull, but it does seem to add something. Each cabinet pull is approx. 5-1/2″ in length.
Most of my designs begin with a pencil sketch, although I have occasionally done some sketching with an iPad Air. There’s a freedom that comes with a real pencil and I like the softer lines. Perhaps I’ll start doing some work in a 3D drawing program eventually, but for now, sketches are easier to work from and easier to make adjustments to as I go.
The curves are cut on a bandsaw and then sanded smooth with a stationary disc sander. I like to knock down all of the hard edges with sandpaper, to the point that it feels comfortable to the touch. That’s also one of the most important QA tests. This design has a 6° bevel to provide extra strength and give a little more grab room.