Guidelines on Mounting Pulls

Mounting Pulls

When mounting pulls on drawers and doors, the guidelines are similar. The traditional application is to use a pull for the drawers and a knob for the hinged doors.

A favorite trick of cabinet designers and fabricators is to mount the drawer pull slightly above the center line (vertical) on the drawer. This helps make the pull look like it is centered when the cabinets are viewed from above (as if you were standing at the counter top looking down). The amount of offset is up to the installer, but starting with 1/16" and up is a good place to start.

For hinged doors, it is important to avoid placing the pull in the corner of the door frame. We recommend placing the pull in the upper third, but with many traditional-style cabinets a pull in the center of the door stile (vertical)can be pleasing.