Herein, how do I make a template for cabinet pulls?
Subsequently, how do you drill straight holes in cabinet handles?
How do you install cabinet knobs without templates?
The location of knobs and pulls isn’t written in stone, but there are some standard practices. One good rule of thumb is to line up a knob with the top of the bottom door rail. If you’re installing door pulls, line up the bottom of the pull with the top of the door rail. Always center them on the door stile.
The AlignRight Mounting Template is an amazing tool to have when adding hardware to your cabinets or drawers.
A Mounting Template is a full size paper printout of the lettering with typical spacing and alignment between the letters and words to help with installation.
There is no right or wrong size to choose, but we do recommend choosing pulls that have at least a 3-3/4″ center to center (the distance between the screw holes). This size looks pleasing on most cabinets, while still being large enough to grip comfortably. 5″ pulls are also an excellent choice.
Standard #8-32 threading is common for the majority of cabinet knobs and pulls.