Knobs And Pulls 101
To order on-line from the store, you will need to determine several things.
- The First is, "what 'style' are you looking for? Modern, Contemporary, Transitional, Transitional?
- The Second item you will need to determine is whether you are looking for knobs (installed with a single screw) or pulls (installed with 2 screws) or both. Most kitchens and baths have a combination of drawers and doors. Generally, on drawers under 18" wide you will only need a single knob or pull. Drawers over 18" should have either 2 knobs or 2 pulls.
- Third, it is important that you double check your knob and pull count. There is nothing more irritating than coming up 1 knob short!
- Fourth, if you have pulls that you are replacing you will need to measure from the center to center of each screw hole in order to determine what size will best suit your drawer or door without requiring re-drilling or patching an existing hole. You will see on all our pull listing of dimensions that we also specify the "center to center" length. The most common imperial sizes are 3", 3-1/2" and 4", while 64mm, 96mm and 128mm are the most common metric dimensions. For those of you with special dimensions, fear not, we have included several "adjustable" pulls that will give you a wider range of options. All dimensions are shown in both imperial and metric.
- Fifth, if you have drawers or doors with recessed panels in it you will need to determine the width of the rail and recess. The knob or pull should not fill the rail or recess as it will not look right proportionally.
- Sixth, you need to tell us which knobs/pulls are for drawers and which are for doors. Drawers typically are made with a box and a wood face is applied. The dimension for this is typically a total of 1-1/2" for a slab face and less for a recessed panel. A door is typically 3/4" thick. Please measure both and let us know when you order what your requirements are, so that we can ship you the right size screws.