A Step-by-Step Guide to Easily Mount Recessed Cabinet Door Pulls
Whether you are replacing old handles or adding recessed cabinet door pulls for the first time, installation of this type of hardware is simple and easy. There are no drilling, screws, or tools necessary to get your cabinet doors looking their best. Recessed cabinet door pulls are perfect for adding that touch of style to any cabinet or cupboard, and can be found in a variety of sizes, shapes, and finishes.
Once you have located and purchased the ideal recessed door pulls, you’re ready to begin your installation. Begin by measuring the distance between the bottom of the door or cabinet and the top of the pull. You will want your pulls to be placed a uniform height. Using a level, draw a horizontal line at that height. Then, use a ruler to measure in from the vertical edge of the door closest to where you want the pulls to be placed. That number will be the center of your handle. Trace the outline of the back or bottom of the handle onto the door, ensuring that you make a template that is large enough to accommodate the shape but not so large that the handle will be too loose.
Once you have traced the handle’s template, hold a small chisel at a forty-five degree angle to the wood and tap the end of the handle with a hammer to slowly remove wood from the marked area. Check the fit of the handle periodically to make sure that the template you created is the proper size for a snug fit. When the template is cut out, use a Dremel tool to smooth out any edges that are preventing a good fit.
Once the holes for the recessed door pulls have been cut, the installation is nearly complete. Secure the hardware in place with slow-curing epoxy, taking care not to over-tighten the clamps. The epoxy should hold the handle in the proper position until the adhesive is set. The exact instructions for installation may vary depending on the type of hardware you have chosen, so be sure to read all instructions that came with your hardware before beginning to install.
Installing recessed cabinet door pulls is a fairly straightforward process that will help to spruce up the look of your kitchen or cabinets without a major renovation project. With the right tools, materials, and instructions, you can unlock your inner DIYer and install beautiful recessed cabinet door pulls in no time.