Installing Door Pulls On Kitchen Cabinets
Installing cabinet hardware is an easy but important project. Think of it like putting the cherry on top of your brand-new kitchen makeover. Editor's Tip: If this is your first time installing cabinet hardware, try drilling a few practice holes on a piece of scrap wood before drilling into your cabinet doors.
Install the Knob. Kitchen cabinet knobs come with two screws of different lengths. The short screw is for the cabinet doors of standard thickness, while the longer If you are installing handle-style pulls, you will need to measure horizontally from the marked center point to mark holes for two handle screws.
Kitchen cabinet handles and kitchen cabinet pulls, on the other hand, can give a kitchen a more sophisticated or elegant look. These distinctions are fairly loose though, and you can find plenty of rustic kitchen cabinet handles as well as sophisticated kitchen cabinet knobs, if that's what you want.
Where should cabinet door hinges be placed? Typically the center of the hinge is placed at 3 inches from the top and the bottom of the door. When installing pulls and knobs, a jig like the Kreg Cabinet Hardware Jig will make the process easily and quickly repeatable.
So your brand new kitchen cabinets are installed. They look gorgeous. They are everything you ever dreamed of. - the hardware (knobs and pulls shown above) - a drill and correct sized drill bit for our specific hardware - a wooden template for the doors and another one for the drawers - an awl (the
I always start by installing the kitchen base cabinets first, as the height these are at will later determine the height of the wall cabinets. Additionally, I install the doors at the end to keep them out the way. It also makes the cabinets lighter to handle and to keep them from getting damaged or dirty.