Simple Turnbutton Drawer Catch

Many drawer catches make it difficult to remove the drawer from a cabinet. Or they stop a drawer short so you can’t get at the contents that work their way to the back of the drawer. One option is to use brass turnbuttons for drawer catches, like you see in the drawing below.

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An advantage to using turnbuttons is that they can be installed on the inside of the front rail of the case. That gives you access to the entire drawer.

Plus, they allow drawers to be easily removed. Just open the drawer enough to get your fingers to the turnbutton, push it aside, and the drawer comes right out.

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