Cabinets and drawers is the most important thing that is required in a house. But without a cabinet hardware there is no use. Cabinet hardware solves the purpose of using a cabinet or drawer and also serves as a decoration purpose. There are different designs in cabinet hardware which match different type of cabinets.
Different styles are available in cabinets. The range varies from simple big-box manufactured face frame cabinets with slab panel doors to intricately crafted custom cabinets hewn from the hands of generations of craftsmen. People use cabinet hardware for two different purposes that are decorative and functional.
A decorative cabinet hardware is mounted on the front to make more visible and making it easy to open and close the cabinet door or the drawer. But it is not only used for this purpose. You can find this decorative cabinet hardware in various forms such as handle pulls, cup pulls, knobs, back plates, ring, bail and pendant pulls.
Handle and cup pulls are large full handles. It has two joints to fit it in which screws are attached. These handles are most solid and durable and last for centuries. Bail pulls are fitted with mounting screws and are solid and swinging type bails. Only one mounting screw is required for knobs as it is small. Some require two mounting screws but are very rare.
The measurement in cup pull type handle is done centre to centre. If you are replacing a cup pull type handle, then you have to buy a new one of the same size or you have to refinish the whole drawer or cabinet. To adjust it measurement is taken from the centre of a screw hole to another centre of another screw hole. Due to this reason it is called centre to centre measurement.
There are many different abbreviations used for centre to centre measurement but the most common are C-C, C/C and CTC. The most common measurements are 3″, 3-1/2″, 96mm and 4″. There are many other but are not common. You will find cabinet hardware in many different shapes, size and colors like Oil rubbed bronze cabinet hardware, satin nickel cabinet hardware, matte black cabinet hardware, black antique cabinet hardware, weathered nickel cabinet hardware, Swedish iron cabinet hardware, antique copper cabinet hardware, antique brass cabinet hardware and different other finishes.
Functional cabinet hardware is basically used for function of cabinets and drawers like opening and closing, sliding, etc. It is totally related to function and not at all fir decoration. Some of this cabinet hardware is hidden. Functional hardware comes in two different types that are door hinges and drawer hinges.
You will find numerous designs in cabinet hardware. These are made of different material and in different color, style and size. The best place to purchase cabinet hardware is from internet as you will get it on your door steps with discount! But opt for one that is durable and long lasting.
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