Do ‘level-best’ with drill
It’s highly advisable to use a drill that has a level built into the top of it. This handy feature allows you to drill level holes into the cabinet drawers and doors.
Always use sharp drill bits, and drill the first hole from the front of the cabinet. If you drill from the back to the front, you can create ugly splinters when the drill bit blasts through the finished material.
Brad-point drill bits are excellent for this work, because the small point centers the bit on the wood so that the bit doesn’t “walk around” as you try to start the hole.
Finish carpentry such as this requires precision that, often, is measured in 64ths of an inch. So take your time to do it right— not again.
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