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Knobs And Pulls
Knobs and Pulls Make the Difference

New door and drawer opening hardware can put a stylish emphasis on your updated kitchen cabinetry. It’s astonishing what can be accomplished with the simplest knob or pull. Rockler has an outstanding selection of Knobs and Pulls in many different styles to polish off your updated cabinetry.

 

 

 

 

Choose a Style

Before you can add some hardware pizzazz to your kitchen, you’ll need to choose the style of knobs or pulls you prefer. Rockler has an exciting array available to suit every style of cabinetry from traditional to Shaker to Euro-style to Restoration. For a distinguished look, consider adding carved hardwood pulls, or antique finished pulls from Rockler’s Premier Collection. Or perhaps Ivy Leaf Green Pulls from Rockler’s designer collection. Now is the time to have some real fun. There are plenty of other styles and types available.  See a complete list.

 

Knobs, Pulls, or Both?

Although it’s generally a good idea to stick to one theme or style - designer, restoration, decorator, etc. - there are no hard and fast rules dictating the design and usage of kitchen hardware. Personal preference should dictate your choice. If mixing a selection of knobs and pulls is what pleases you, by all means go for it. You’re going to use your cupboards, cabinets, and drawers a lot so you might as well be happy with what you see.

 

Make a List

Determine your hardware requirements. Make a list to get an accurate count of your needs. There’s nothing more irritating than not having enough on hand to complete the job. Take an accurate count and double check it. It’s all in the details, so don’t forget other necessities such as cabinet legs, shelf pins, or drawer bumpers. Rockler has a large selection of cabinet hardware.

 

Measuring

Knobs are installed with one screw while pulls usually have two. If you are replacing old pulls, you’ll need to measure the distance between the centers of the screw holes, called the "boring," to determine the size of new pulls you’ll need. This will prevent the necessity of drilling more holes and patching in the old ones. Or, you could consider adding new drawer fronts and doors with Rockler’s custom door and drawer program. If you have frame and panel doors and drawers, you’ll also want to consider the width of the rails. As a general rule, knobs or pulls no wider than half the rail width look best. Knobs or pulls that are too large look awkward and heavy. Remember that doors and drawers will usually need two different screw lengths. Drawers with faces applied as a separate piece will require screws to pass through 1 ¼" - 1 ½ " of wood or substrate. Doors are usually made of ¾" lumber so 1" screws usually work. You’ll want to order the appropriate screws for your kitchen fixtures.

Installation

While installing one door or drawer pull is relatively easy, installing several quickly gets cumbersome.  Rockler's Drawer Pull Jig-It can save you lots of time, and give you perfect accuracy on each and every pull.  It's worth every penny!

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Crown Molding Compound Miter Jig Rockler/Insty-Drive Self-Centering Bits JIG IT ® Shelving Jig Tack Cloths Clamp-It® Assembly Square, Clamps or Combo Pack

 

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