How To Make a Refrigerator Wood Door Handle
Hey Everyone, Jeremy Hoffpauir here. My family and I use our garage refrigerator very often because it holds our water and other drinks. The refrigerator door handle broke a few months ago, so I decided to show you how to make a refrigerator wood door handle.
Things I Used
- Bandsaw or Jig Saw
- Disc Sander
- Spindle Sander
- Combination Square 6″
- Combination Square 12″
- Drill Press
- 1.25″ Forstner Bit
- Sandpaper Poly Organizer
- Orbital Sander
- 1000 grit sandpaper
A refrigerator door handle is made from cheap plastic and break often. This became obvious when I searched for keywords to use in this blog post as there are a few online companies that specialize in custom refrigerator door handles.
I decided to make my own from a scrap piece of hard maple that was leftover from a previous project.
My garage refrigerator is black and it doesn’t match with the hard maple too well, but I just can’t paint or stain beautiful wood – it’s just too painful. I decided to just go with it – after all, the refrigerator is in the garage and it’s not the centerpiece of our house.
Step 1: Remove Refrigerator Door Handle & Trace
My plastic handle completely broke off the refrigerator. I traced the door handle on top of the hard maple. The hard maple was 2″ thick, which made it slightly larger than the original refrigerator door handle (1.75″). I was fine with it being slightly larger.