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Quick Help! Placement of cup pulls

Posted by 2LittleFishies (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 5, 12 at 10:09

I want them in the center of the drawer (top to bottom).
Do I remember reading that b/c of an optical illusion they should be placed slightly above so that they look centered???


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RE: Quick Help! Placement of cup pulls

In my master bathroom we did them dead center and they do appear slightly low.

In the kitchen we just installed the cup pulls. On the top (little drawers) we did dead center but the larger 12" deep lower drawers we did 7" from the bottom of the drawer. We play around with placement and that seemed right to us.


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RE: Quick Help! Placement of cup pulls

A starting point for a 4 drawer is :center -up 1/8, up 1/4 up 1/4.


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RE: Quick Help! Placement of cup pulls

jakuvall- What about a 3 drawer?

The top is center, and then as you wrote going down?


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RE: Quick Help! Placement of cup pulls

My Restoration Hardware pull has the screw at the bottom. I may be off but I was thinking if the holes were always done in the center of the drawer that most of the pull would be above center... Or do you think that's too high?

BinPullsTop-500x375, Pottery barn (top) RH (bottom)


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RE: Quick Help! Placement of cup pulls

This must mean we are going to see your drawer fronts soon....

To really help you out, we are going to need to see
lots and lots and lots of pictures of your beautiful kitchen!

My cup pulls look exactly centered.
But they are all actually all slightly lower than center.
They were installed by the cabinet manufacturer in the factory.

Tippy and tray storage


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RE: Quick Help! Placement of cup pulls

What I should have said is that the screws are slightly lower than center.
Perhaps they were installed this way because more of the "cup"
is above the screw than below,
thus creating a centered balanced look overall.


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RE: Quick Help! Placement of cup pulls

francoise- but I guess the ? is is if when you measure them the pull is ACTUALLY centered or if the middle/bottom ones are slightly above center.

I think "center" on a bottom drawer starts to look "below center"... hence why jakuvall posted about doing top one center and then start raising them.

I'm so bad at this (not that I'm doing it) and want to convey my message clearly to these guys. (I"m such a pain).


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RE: Quick Help! Placement of cup pulls

I know what you mean by them appearing to be lower. Whenever I can, I weight the bottom section of a photo mat slightly larger than the other three, otherwise it can look top-heavy.


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RE: Quick Help! Placement of cup pulls

OK, so I told him to do top drawers center, middle drawer up an 1/8 and bottom drawer up a 1/4.

I hope that works. This guy wants to strangle me.


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RE: Quick Help! Placement of cup pulls

I'm sorry I'm having a hard time explaining:
My pulls on the lower drawers are slightly lower than center--
not higher than center.


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RE: Quick Help! Placement of cup pulls

I know what you mean francoise : ) I THINK you mean the SCREWS are lower than center.


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RE: Quick Help! Placement of cup pulls

Yes, that is what I mean.
Can't wait to see your reveal!


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