Here you can find collection of five vectorized patterns intended for making traditionally inspired backplates for drop handles.

The drop handle is furniture hardware that consists of a plate to which a handle is attached. The handle can swing from one or two mounts, or it can be immovable, i. e., fixed with rivets. We have not drawn the handles on these patterns, just the plates, and these can be used to make drawer pulls, cupboard handles, door handles… As you can see, the plates are of ornamental shape and can be further adorned by piercing, embossing, or both.


Drop handle plate patterns
Pattern category
Available file formats

2D CAD (Autodesk .dwg)  and vector (Encapsulated PostScript .eps and Scalable Vector Graphics .svg)

Drop handle plates can be made from some zinc alloy, and the-best-to-use finish is antique brass finish. This finish simulates aged brass, which is essentially about a chemical process in which the workpiece gets chemically darkened, and is consequently given an antique look. Drop handle plates can also be made of wrought iron. In this case you can also apply various finishes similar to antique brass finish, which will give the steel a very interesting look.

This type of ornamental drop handles goes best with vintage and classic styles of furniture, while modern rectangular laminated chipboard furniture of different colors simply does not look pretty when you put drop handles like these on it. Of course there are always exceptions, but you better be careful!

All 5 drop handle plates have been found in an old furniture hardware catalog. If you are interested, on the page ‘Period Cabinet Handle 3D Model’ we have drawn a 3D model of a complete drop handle. If you don’t have the time and the will to make the drop handles yourselves, and you like what we have drawn, many extremely beautiful models of such handles can be found in stores today. Browse the Internet to find drop handles that suit you, you can probably buy them online.


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Submitted by Ceh Jan


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