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Old 04-17-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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I bought this handle. But I am not sure where to drill the holes for it. The vertical position is easy to find. It should be in the middle. But for horizontal position, which is the right point to drill the hole? Any suggestions? Thanks

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You need a cabinet door spacing jig like this to ensure all the handles are even and in the same spot.

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You need a cabinet door spacing jig like this to ensure all the handles are even and in the same spot.

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I bought this handle. But I am not sure where to drill the holes for it. The vertical position is easy to find. It should be in the middle. But for horizontal position, which is the right point to drill the hole? Any suggestions? Thanks
The best placement is around 2.5 inches from the bottom of the door to the first hole of the handle. From there just do what you think looks good. could be 2 inches or 3 inches.
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most woodworking supplies and hardware suppliers will sell those also..
try lee valley, or rockwell
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I bought this handle. But I am not sure where to drill the holes for it. The vertical position is easy to find. It should be in the middle. But for horizontal position, which is the right point to drill the hole? Any suggestions? Thanks
If your intention is to place this handle on a drawer face, then generally it is to be centered, no matter the size of the drawer face.

For base cabinets I usually go 2.5 inches down from the top of the door and centered on the style.

For upper cabinets just the opposite. 2.5 inches up from the bottom.

In some/most cases, cabinet hardware also comes with a round knob option for drawer fronts rather than handles mounted sideways.

It's really all in your preference.
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I actually put drawer handles 1/8" above center on drawer fronts. It offsets the optical illusion that they are below the centerline.

It's also why framers add 1/4" the the bottom of a picture mat. Given equal spaces above and below a given line, the brain always sees it as lower than it is.
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I actually put drawer handles 1/8" above center on drawer fronts. It offsets the optical illusion that they are below the centerline.

It's also why framers add 1/4" the the bottom of a picture mat. Given equal spaces above and below a given line, the brain always sees it as lower than it is.

Aaah, good point. Learn something new everyday. I'll put that one into practice. Makes sense.

Thanks Ironlight.

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