How to Drill Holes in IKEA Furniture
You can put together most IKEA do-it-yourself furniture pieces, such as cabinets and bookshelves, following the included instructions. But in some cases the pieces can't be connected properly because of a misplaced screw hole. Fix this by drilling a new hole into the IKEA furniture yourself in the correct place. Or you can create a new hole in your bookshelves or other furniture to allow for more customization.
Remove any books, clothing or other objects from the piece of IKEA furniture.
Mark the area where you want to drill the hole with a pencil. If available, place an IKEA drill template flat against the furniture and use it to mark the drill holes.
Attach a straight wood drill bit to an electric drill. The size drill bit depends on the size hole you need to create. For example, use a 1/8-inch drill bit to drill a hole for a No. 6 screw.
Hold the drill bit over the marked spot at an angle of 90 degrees, and then drill a hole in the furniture.
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