Frequently Asked Questions
Knobs & Pulls
Pulls – come in many sizes with varying distances between the screw hole centers. The most common is the three-inch center (3”) measured from center of one screw hole to center of the other screw hole. Other examples include – in inches: 3.5”, 3.75”, 4”, 8”, 12”, and 18” centers; and in metric: 96mm, 128mm, and 160mm centers. Additional sizes can be found but are not common.
Plastic and ceramic are also used for knobs and pulls. Plastic usually will be solid and available in a number of colors. Ceramic is usually done in a color and then fired in a kiln resulting in a shiny finish over the color. Sometimes a decal will be added such as a bunch of flowers, etc.
You can measure the overlay using the technique below. With the door in the closed position, put a piece of masking tape on the cabinet face, just touching the edge of the closed door. Then open the door and measure between the edge of the tape that is closest to the cabinet opening and the cabinet opening where the hinges attach. That distance between the tape and the cabinet opening is the “OVERLAY”. (NOTE: It may be necessary to remove the cabinet door to better determine the overlay measurement.)