How to open cabinet without pulls?

bickybeeNovember 29, 2010

We are having custom cabinets for storage built in several areas of our house.

I like the sleek modern look of cabinets that blend with the wall, essentially creating a wall of storage. I would prefer not to have pulls or knobs or at least have very low profile hardware, but don't want the cabinets to be difficult to open.

Any suggestions? Photos?

Here is a link that might be useful: hall cabinets

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brickeyee

You can get touch type cabinet latches that hold the doors closed until you push gently, then release the doors to open part way.

You then grab an edge of the door and open the rest of the way.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2010 at 3:42PM
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bickybee

Brickeyee, my contractor says those kind won't work in these cabinets for some reason. I'll have to find out why, because that was my first choice.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2010 at 3:49PM
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bickybee

Brickeyee, my contractor says those kind won't work in these cabinets for some reason. I'll have to find out why, because that was my first choice.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2010 at 4:01PM
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bickybee

Sorry for the double post.

My contractor is concerned that the cabinets are too tall for the touch type cabinet latches but we're going to try them and see if they will work.

Brickeyee, do you have a particular brand you can recommend, especially since my cabinets are tall?

    Bookmark   November 29, 2010 at 10:31PM
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live_wire_oak

Your doors are pretty large to use with single mag latches. Tall doors over 44" wide are more prone to warpage, so you usually see pantry type cabinets with upper and lower doors. Your cabinet maker should split the tall doors into multiple doors with multiple latches. It shouldn't be difficult to do at all.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2010 at 1:58PM
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bickybee

live wire, these cabinets are in a hallway. They are tall but not very wide. They're not pantry cabinets and I like the look of the tall doors in this location. I prefer not to break them up by splitting the doors because I'm trying to make them disappear, more or less, into the wall.

I'm going to try installing more than one latch on each door and see if that will work. Not sure if they will all unlatch at the same time when you press on them though. What do you think?

    Bookmark   November 30, 2010 at 2:44PM
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brickeyee

"Not sure if they will all unlatch at the same time when you press on them though."

It is going to depend on how rigid the doors are.

If the door flexes enough it may not transmit the force to the touch latch.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2010 at 3:47PM
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