Tips on How to Install Handmade Cabinet Hardware

Tips on How to Install Handmade Cabinet Hardware

Posted by Guest Blogger on 8th May 2015

We went looking for some good advice on how to install handmade knobs and pulls and here's what we found...

Paloma knobs and pulls come with a 1″ long, 8/32 diameter screw. For installation on a standard cabinet or drawer with a thickness of 3/4″. If the door or drawer front is not 3/4″ we recommend that the screw extend into the hardware no more than 3/8″. The holes should be drilled with a 3/16″ bit or larger, if necessary. If you need another length, please let us know and we can help. Especially with custom projects and furniture, you may need to use an adjustable larger screw and cut it to size.

If you're not sure about where the knobs and pulls are to be installed, try using a piece of reusable putty adhesive to the hardware and test out different spots. Mark the one you like with a pencil and install the rest of the hardware accordingly. Though the location of knobs and pulls isn't written in stone, there are some standard practices. One good rule of thumb is to line up a knob with the top of the bottom door rail. If you are using different colors or an eclectic grouping, lay out your hardware ahead of time to determine placement. With different size pulls, the smaller pieces are generally put closer to the top.

Remember to have fun and enjoy adding some imaginative compliments to your decor - Paloma's Knobs and Pulls are jewelry for your cabinets!