What does center to center mean on drawer pulls?

Asked By: Gencho Macarulla | Last Updated: 5th January, 2020
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The Center-to-Center of any drawer pull is the distance between the center of one screw hole to the center of the other. Measuring the center-to-center of the drawer pull is key in determining what new hardware will fit and whether you'll need to drill new mounting holes or fit into existing ones.

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Thereof, should drawer handles be centered?

Most drawer pulls are centered on the drawer fronts, but if the cabinet you're working on has two or three drawers the same size and one larger one at the bottom, install the bottom knob (or pull) higher than the center of that drawer front. Install it so all the knobs on the cabinet are spaced evenly.

Secondly, where should drawer pulls be placed? Pulls should be placed horizontally on drawers. For small drawers (less than 24'' wide) center the knobs or pulls in both directions. Just like on larger drawers, pulls should be placed horizontally. Knobs and pulls can also be placed centered at the very top of the drawer panel, where the drawer rail begins.

Then, what is the standard size for drawer pulls?

For standard size cabinetry (dimensions of 12″ – 36″) the most common pull sizes are 3”, 4”, 96mm, and 128mm center to center (from one screw hole to another). Standard knob sizes are 1 1/4″ or 1 3/8″.

Should I use knobs or pulls on kitchen cabinets?

There are no strict rules to follow when choosing whether to select a knob or a pull or both. One preference is to use knobs for all doors and pulls for all drawers. For any large door such as a pantry and any pull-out door (including pull-out base pantries or trash pull-outs), use a pull.

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Where do drawer pulls go on Shaker cabinets?

Cabinet knobs are placed opposite of door hinges. On wall cabinets, knobs are usually placed 2-1/2” to 3” from the bottom corner of the door. On base cabinets, they are placed 2-1/2” to 3” from the upper corner of the door.

How do you measure center to center drawer pulls?

The Center-to-Center of any drawer pull is the distance between the center of one screw hole to the center of the other. Measuring the center-to-center of the drawer pull is key in determining what new hardware will fit and whether you'll need to drill new mounting holes or fit into existing ones.

How are drawer pulls measured?

Place the drawer pull on a work surface with the threaded posts facing up. Measure from the center of the screw hole in one threaded post over to the center of the other screw hole with a tape measure. This is the measurement required when selecting replacement pulls.

What color pulls for white cabinets?

Hardware on white cabinets will steal the show, so it's a great opportunity to go bold! If you have warm tones, go with gold, blacks, or bronze. If you have a cold grey, then silvers, pewters, blacks and stainless will work.

Can you mix knobs and pulls on kitchen cabinets?

Although it's definitely possible to coordinate cabinet hardware in different finishes, it's much easier and safer to mix different shapes of knobs and pulls in one matching finish.

What size drawer needs two pulls?

Drawers wider than 18″ need two knobs/pulls, whereas drawer narrower need only one. If a drawer is wide enough to need two knobs, they should be set about 1/6th of the drawer length from each end (roughly). Single pulls or knobs on drawers should be laterally centered and slightly higher than vertical center.

What are most popular kitchen cabinet pulls?

The Top Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Choices
  • & 12.
  • Inspirations™ Satin Nickel Ring Knobs.
  • & 9.
  • Revitalize Polished Nickel Knobs.
  • & 6.
  • Candler Satin Nickel Rectangular Knobs.
  • & 3. Allison™ Satin Nickel & Oil Rubbed Bronze Pulls.
  • Stainless Steel Bar Pulls. This is our most popular cabinet hardware right now.

Where do you drill holes for cabinet pulls?

Drill the Hole
Most knob screws require a 3/16-inch-diameter hole, but it's a good idea to drill a test hole in a scrap of wood to make sure you don't need a different size. Drill through the front of the door at your mark. Hold the door open as you drill to make sure you don't drill into the cabinet.

What hardware looks best on Shaker cabinets?

Top Hardware Styles To Pair With Your Shaker Cabinets
  • Classic – Ceramic Knobs. Ceramic knobs bring such charm to your kitchen.
  • Elegant – Glass Knobs. Add elements of grace and style with glass or crystal knobs.
  • SIMPLE- brass/nickel knobs.
  • MODERN – tubular bar pulls.
  • Sleek – Flat Bar Pulls.
  • VINTAGE- bin pulls.
  • RETRO – latches.
  • INDUSTRIAL – pulls with exposed screws.

How do I choose kitchen cabinet handles?

To help you on your search for the perfect hardware for your kitchen cabinets, here are some tips to follow.
  1. Stick with the theme.
  2. Keep finishes cohesive.
  3. Know when to use knobs over pulls.
  4. Consider the color of your kitchen cabinets.
  5. Be aware of the appliances and fixtures in the kitchen.
  6. Don't overlook quality.

Can you use cup pulls on cabinet doors?

Cup Pulls. Used most commonly in traditional and transitional style kitchens, cup pulls are an excellent way to add an extra pop of personality to cabinetry. Because of the size and configuration of cup pulls they are typically only installed on drawer doors.

What size are drawer pull screws?

Amerock® includes 8-32 x 1" long machine screws with most knobs and pulls because the typical cabinet door or drawer front is 3/4" thick. This screw length should work in most applications. However, if your cabinet doors or drawer fronts are thicker than 3/4", then you will need to use longer screws for mounting.

What is a Shaker cabinet?

Shaker style cabinets are units that are uniquely simple yet attractive. They feature recessed panel doors, light finishes and basic hardware. Shaker style cabinets mirror the furniture designed by the Shakers, who were extremely skilled craftsmen and carpenters.

What size screw is most common for a cabinet knob?

Standard #8-32 threading is common for the majority of cabinet knobs and pulls. Truss head design has a flatter profile than a regular round head screw.

Where do handles go on Shaker cabinets?

Upper cabinet knobs are placed on the bottom right hand corner of the face frame and for base cabinets, knobs are located on the top left hand corner. When working with shaker style cabinets, place knobs 2 1/2" inches away from the edge of the frame (view example below).

How do you replace drawer pulls?

If your knob or pull doesn't have a screw, look for a nut and washer; unscrew the nut and slide off the washer, and pull the knob out from the front of the drawer. Remove the nut and washer from your new knob and slide the knob through the existing hole in the drawer.