Whether you are looking to replace old pulls and knobs or starting from scratch, it is vital for you to buy the right size. Here is how to measure cabinet pulls to enable you to get the right fit. Continue reading our guide and start shopping for cabinet hinges and more from Hinge Outlet, Inc. for workmanship that you can trust.
Measuring Drawer Pulls
Measuring drawer pulls involves first figuring out the three measurements which include the center-to-center distance, length, and depth/projection of the pulls. With knobs, you should focus on the depth/projection measurements as most knobs tend to be really wide or tall.
Measuring Center-to-Center Distance
If you are looking to replace your cabinet hardware and you already have pre-drilled holes in your drawer or cabinet, always buy new pulls that have the same center-to-center distance as your old pulls. Make use of a screwdriver to first remove your existing pulls before taking a measuring tape or ruler to measure from the center of the one screw hole to another. If your new drawer pulls cannot fit into the old screw holes, you can always fill the old holes with putty or wood filler. After filling them up, sand them down before restaining or repainting. New holes can be drilled after these steps have been completed.
Tips: When measuring in millimeters, you need to convert the measurements into inches. Take the millimeter measurements and divide by 25.4. Some common center-to-center distances include 64mm, 76mm, 89mm, 102mm, 127mm, and 203mm.
The length of the pull is important as it needs to be proportional to the size of your drawers or cabinet. It is recommended for you to get a pull that is no longer than one-third of the height of the cabinet door and no longer than one-half of the width of the drawer. If you intend to replace your cabinet hardware and want the same length as the previous hardware, measure from one end of the cabinet to the other to derive the length. It is also important to consider the type of pull that you are looking to get. Measurements can vary by the type of cabinet pull.
Projection is also known as depth which refers to the area between the pull and the cabinet. This typically refers to the space where you grab onto the cabinet pull or knob. A larger projection will provide more space in your hands so they can fit between the pull and cabinet comfortably. Consider the level of comfort that you are looking to achieve when using your cabinet pulls. For those with larger hands or arthritic hands, it is ideal to have a larger projection. To determine your cabinet pull projection, open up your cabinets and determine how close they get to each other as well as to other objects in the kitchen. If your cabinets swing too closely together or onto another object, you can choose a smaller cabinet pull to prevent any damage from the impact of the swinging action.
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