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How to fit kitchen cabinet brackets. Install it so all the knobs on the cabinet are spaced evenly. This means dividing the drawer into thirds and placing the pull hardware horizontally in the center of each left and right section. Installing kitchen cabinet hardware is a relatively easy job and this little change can set the tone for your whole kitchen.
You don t want the holes to be too big. Install cabinet pulls without using a jig by imagining that your cabinet is divided into four quarters and placing the knob in between the middle two. It s a simple project that many homeowners put off because of how time consuming i.
Another option with heavier and larger drawers is to use a larger cabinet pull to cover more of the drawer front. Double check your work. Make sure you are using the appropriate size.
There is no rule about where to position knobs but typically they are 2 1 2 to 3 inches from the top or bottom of a door and centered across the width of the stile. Choose where you want your hardware to go and use the drill bit to drill your holes. Measure the width of your pulls and mark the center of the cardboard for a uniform stencil.
Place your template on the drawer front lining up each corner and mark your holes on the cabinet with a pencil. Start small to be safe then gradually increase the size until it s the right one for your screws. Double check the distance by holding your hardware up to your template.
Punch your holes by tapping a nail through your cardboard. The knobs and pulls you choose will not only influence the style of the kitchen but its function as well. Epoxy coated drawer slides ball bearing slides and bottom mounted slides are three common types of slide hardware for drawer cabinets.
Measure across the flat area of a stile and divide by 2 to find the center. 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.