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How to Install Cabinet Handles

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How to install cabinet handles in a new cabinet. This is an EASY project that will take 15 minutes with the right tools!

As usual, this is one of those embarrassing projects that took me a year to do, but ended up only taking 15 minutes to complete. Cabinet handles- or cabinet pulls- are VERY easy to install with a cheap template. You can make your own template, but I highly recommend buying one because it will make the job a LOT faster.

My she shed cabinets needed handles on them. I have been sticking my fingers into the gaps between the doors and (shudder) for some reason that’s a feeling like nails on chalkboard to me.

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How to Install Cabinet Handles



Step 1: Use your template to choose a position for your cabinet pulls. Mark the position for each screw hole (two in this case) with a pencil. Hold your handle up to the markings to ENSURE that this is correct and where you want the handle.

Step 2: Repeat with your other cabinet doors.

Step 3: Use a drill bit per the handle manufacturers sizing (ours was 3/16″ drill bit), and drill a hole in each spot you marked.

Installing cabinet handles by drilling holes for the screws.

Step 4: Put your screws through the hole in the inside of the drawer.

Step 5: Place your handle on the opposite side and screw in the screws to the drawer pull.

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How to install cabinet handles using a template.

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