The Simple Review Process - Where to start.
Once you have made your decision about what type of cabinet hardware you want to install, you will find easy to follow instructions for most common types of hardware including first time installations.
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Before you begin know the Installation Basics
If you bought cabinet knobs they usually require 1 hole for installation. Parts included will be 1 knob, 1 screw usually an 8-32 type and sometimes the unit will come with an escutcheon that will go between the door or drawer facing and the knob.
If you bought drawer pulls they usually require 2 holes for installation. Parts included will be 1 drawer pull and 2 screws usually 8-32 type and also come with an escutcheon and or backer plate which will likewise mount between pull and facing of drawer or door.
Drill and 3/16" drill bit as a general rule.
Level, Screwdriver, phillips or straight depending on screw head.
Tape measure or ruler.
Center punch or nail for making an impression to start the drilling process. See more below
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Each knob or pull comes with the necessary mounting hardware
All of our cabinet knobs and pulls attach in the same manner as illustrated below.
All pull styles require 2 holes to be drilled and all knob styles require 1 hole.
The hole diameter to be drilled through the surface of the door or drawer is 3/16".
The standard hole distance for pulls is 3" on center which is the industry standard for most hardware.
This allows you to use existing holes in most cases (other width centers are available upon request).
In some cases when you are using the same holes from previous hardware it may be
necessary to enlarge the hole size to 3/16". This is easily done by re-drilling
through the same hole with a 3/16" drill bit. Screws supplied are 1"in length.