There are lots of different ways to install your drawer fronts to cabinet drawers: mounting Brackets or drilling a larger hole in the front of the drawer to give your screw room to “slide” the drawer FRONT into a new position (and then you use a washer to keep the screw from pulling through the large hole). I usually don’t have washers or mounting brackets on hand nor do I like to rely on precise measurements for getting the drawer exactly where I want it. I like to see the front of the cabinet and drawer front and eyeball where I want it…so I generally use this method.
It’s probably the most basic. You put your Drawer Front on your Cabinet Drawer, and screw it in place.
The trick is getting the Drawer Front exactly where you want it and then having it stay put until you can get your screws into it. I use carpet tape. (Found in the carpeting isle of any home improvement store.)
Carpet tape is super strong double sided adhesive. I put a strip of tape at the top and bottom of the front of my drawer, line it up and then press it on.
If you can’t get your fingers in to open the drawer, a 5in1 tool comes in handy.
I use clamps to hold the Drawer Front in place while I drive in the screws.
I use pan head screws and put one in each corner. (Top and bottom to equal 4 screws even though this picture only shows one screw in the top corner.) You could add washers if the wood is soft and the screws sink.
The problem with this method is that you can not easily make minor adjustments to the drawer front. If it’s a little too high or needs to shift to the left…you have to remove the screws and TRY to get it adjusted and re-secured. It’s a pain if you don’t get it JUST RIGHT the first time.
I’ve used mounting brackets and they are nice when you need to move the drawer front slightly but I find the “carpet tape and eyeball method” to be easier and faster.
But that’s just me!