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.