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.
Decorative cabinet hardware is a piece mounted on the front cabinet doors or on drawers to open and close it. But it is not only used for this purpose. It acts as a decorative item and gives a finishing touch to the cabinets and drawers. The various types of decorative cabinet hardware are 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 hardware is not used for decoration. It is basically designed for the purpose it is supposed to do. This functional hardware is totally simple and gives you access to the items you have inside. There are two types of functional hardware: door hinges and drawer hinges.
Many improvements are made in the design of cabinet hardware. It is made up of many different materials and colors and many different shapes and sizes. You can also get cabinet hardware from internet with full description. Always choose the one that is long lasting and of good quality.
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