What kind of door handles, if any, for this cabinet?

marti8aNovember 4, 2011

It's supposed to look like ammunition boxes and originally, they would have had rope pulls.

I had wood knobs from an old chest, but the more I think of knobs and electric cords hanging on them, the more I think no. So, handles, wood or black wrought iron? Or no handles and the kind of catches with a push release? I'm leaning to push release but I've never seen them in use.

p.s. Building a cabinet with drawers that will be next to this one, and am trying to figure out how to use ammunition box covers on them, or a Dr. Pepper case. Or both.

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lavender_lass

I like the black wrought iron...where is this going? It's pretty cool :)

    Bookmark   November 5, 2011 at 3:50PM
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desertsteph

I'd put on something black, sleek looking - so not to detract from cab. with good amount of projection so not to nick knuckles when using.

like at link

Here is a link that might be useful: pull

    Bookmark   November 5, 2011 at 4:31PM
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marti8a

It's in the garage LL. Thanks Steph, I like that pull. I'm not worried about the amount of projection as much as I'm concerned about electric cords catching on it and sawdust.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2011 at 9:02PM
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desertsteph

yikes! I totally missed that! then use wood for the knobs - sounds safer!
I love that cabinet... not that I have enough ammo to fill it up - lol!

    Bookmark   November 6, 2011 at 3:51AM
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Moccasin

I think the push release will work the best in a spot where power cords are an issue.

You might put a flat plate where the "push" is expected, because it will catch the dirt from working hands.

As thorough as you are, Marti, you will probably be sealing this wood but keep the rustic look.

I hope your DH appreciates how tuned you are to his likes.
:)

    Bookmark   November 6, 2011 at 8:40AM
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marti8a

Thanks ML. I don't know if I will seal it or not. I kind of like the idea of it getting a patina from getting beat up a bit more.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2011 at 2:47PM
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Shades_of_idaho

I am all for the push release too.

GREAT cabinet!!!! Handles might hide some of the cool writing on the doors.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 2:15AM
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chibimimi

What about using empty shot gun shells, glued over wooden posts, as the pulls?

    Bookmark   November 9, 2011 at 10:22PM
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marti8a

Oooh, that's a great idea. I bought the push release latches today, but I can take them back if I can figure out how to do this. Or even some kind of brass shell. Hmmm, I need to find someone who loads their own shells to get an empty.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2011 at 11:21PM
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yayagal

Love the shell idea. Good creativity Chibimimi!!!

    Bookmark   November 10, 2011 at 1:28AM
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