Must get a better phone...
In true Krenov style I actually worked for a few days with the handles
in various positions, to live with it as it were.
The position above is drilled and screwed now!
I NEVER intended the handle to go in the middle!
I ALWAYS wanted them lower down.
But they just did not look right, or feel right!
To prove this, or show you, I include some shots of positioning mock ups: