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Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen or building a new home, new knobs and pulls can be an affordable way to update your cabinets with a new look. With the use of just a simple screwdriver, anyone can easily install new cabinet hardware. You may not realize it, but you will use your cabinet hardware dozens of times each day, so it can have a big impact on the look and functionality of your kitchen. Updating these small details can have a tremendous impact, instantly transforming and complementing your evolving style.Before You Choose Your HardwareBefore selecting your new cabinet hardware, keep these helpful hints in mind:

• Count how many knobs or pulls you currently have or how many you will have. We suggest ordering a few more than you need in case any need to be replaced in the future.

• If you are replacing a cabinet pull, you’ll want to replace it in the same size. Measure the distance between each screw hole to find the center-to-center measurement. The standard center-to-center measurement is 3 inches, but there are many different sizes available. Feel free to bring your old hardware to your nearest Menards® so you can compare the replacement to the original to ensure that it lines up correctly.

• When choosing hardware, be sure to check that a knob or pull’s projection will not interfere with the function of other cabinets or drawers. Projection is the measurement of how far the hardware stands out from the drawer or cabinet. You may need to choose a knob or pull with a shorter projection height to ensure that your cabinets and drawers open properly in tight corners.

Measuring a cabinet pull handle with a tape measure.

Knobs are projecting pieces in various shapes that typically attach with one screw.


Pulls (or handles) are projecting pieces in various shapes, widths, and lengths that attach with two or more screws.


Backplates are decorative panels mounted behind the knob or pull that are great for covering up existing screw holes in your cabinets.Your Cabinet Hardware Style OptionsMost designers classify hardware in four different style categories. Choose a style that complements your cabinets and personal taste.

Casual Style Cabinet Hardware

Casual styles include rustic, urban, and whimsical. Cabinet hardware in these styles is easy to coordinate with many themes.

Shop casual: Knobs | Pulls | Backplates

Contemporary Style Cabinet Hardware

Contemporary is the best of Euro-modern or cosmopolitan styles. These styles often feature sleek lines, sharp angles, and modern finishes.

Shop contemporary: Knobs | Pulls | Backplates

Traditional Style Cabinet Hardware

Traditional is often known as “Old World” style. Traditional-style cabinet hardware consists of classic designs that are often inspired by historical architecture and unique details that give it character.

Shop traditional: Knobs | Pulls | Backplates

Transitional Style Cabinet Hardware

Transitional combines the elements of contemporary and traditional hardware for a modern yet simple appearance. This style of hardware is ideal if you are seeking a balance between old fashioned and contemporary styles.

Shop transitional: Knobs | Pulls | Backplates
Understanding Your Hinge OptionsWhen choosing hinges for your cabinets, you’ll want to know the following:

• What type of cabinet do you have?
• Does your cabinet have a face frame or frameless construction?
• How big are your cabinet doors?
• What type of hinge is needed to fit your door, and how would you like it to function?

Here is a guide to help you choose the best hinges for your cabinets:

Chart to determine the number of hinges.

Step 1: Determine How Many Hinges are Needed

• 2 hinges are required for door heights up to 35″ or 3′, 20 lb capacity
• 3 hinges are required for door heights up to 63″ or 5′, 20-40 lb capacity
• 4 hinges are required for door heights up to 78″ or 7′, 40-60 lb capacity
• 5 hinges are required for door heights up to 94″ or 8′, 60-80 lb capacity

Framed cabinet door and frameless cabinet door.

Step 2: Determine if the Cabinet has a Face Frame or Frameless Construction

• Face Frame: The cabinet face is constructed of vertical stiles and horizontal rails that reinforce the cabinet structure and provide mounting support for doors and drawers.
• Frameless: The cabinet is constructed without any face framing. The door and drawers are mounted to the sides of the cabinet. Fully concealed hinges are used for the doors.

Inset cabinet doors and overlaid cabinet doors.

Step 3: Decide the Type of Cabinet Door You Have

• Flush or Full Inset Door: Sit completely within the cabinet opening, have no edges to grab onto, and need hardware to pull open. Ideally used with face frame cabinets.
• Partial Inset Door: Sit partially in the cabinet opening and partially across the face of the cabinet.
• Partial Overlay: Must be attached to framed cabinetry. Cabinet doors sit slightly apart from one another, revealing a piece of the face frame.
• Full Overlay: Sit fully across the face of the cabinet with no reveal.

Overlay styles for framed and frameless cabinet doors.

Step 4: Measure Overlay for Face Frame and Frameless Cabinet Styles

1. Close the cabinet door

2. Use a pencil and make a small mark on the cabinet frame directly against the hinged side of the door

3. Open the cabinet door (or remove the door) and measure the pencil mark to the opening of the cabinet
Step 5: Choose your Cabinet Hinges

Before deciding on cabinet hinges, it’s important to determine what purpose you want the hinges to serve. Menards® carries a variety of options for all types of hinges.

Surface: The hinge is visible and is mounted on the outside of the cabinet for primarily decorative purposes.
Concealed: The hinge is hidden and is mounted on the inside of the cabinet for maximum function.
Semi-Concealed: A part of the hinge is showing, the cabinet wing is exposed, and the door wing is concealed or vice versa. Semi-concealed hinges serve both functional and decorative purposes.

Soft-Closing: Door self-closes softly during the last few inches, preventing the door from slamming
Self-Closing: Door self-closes during the last few inches

Full Wrap Overlay: Wraps around three sides of the cabinet body
Partial Wrap Overlay: Wraps around two sides of the cabinet body
Overlay Hinge: Partial hinge (wraps around two sides of the frame) and lets the door overlap onto the frame

Flush: For frameless cabinets, both wings are mounted internally so that they are concealed with the knuckle and pine exposed.
Inset: For face frame cabinets, the semi-concealed hinge with its cabinet wing is visible, and the door wing is concealed.

Demountable hinges are also available for those who want to remove a cabinet door frequently without having to unscrew and re-screw the hinges.

Single Demountable: Allows the door to be removed, leaving the hinges attached to the cabinet. Hinges are mounted with frame screws to the face of the cabinet and special incisions into the door.
Double Demountable: Allows the door and hinges to be removed. Hinges are mounted without screws using incisions into both the door and cabinet face frame.Drawer Slide TypesDrawer slides allow drawers to open and close smoothly. They are used to support a drawer and permit easy operation through the use of guides or rollers. You will want to choose the correct drawer slide for your application and clearance. Drawer slides come in a variety of lengths ranging from 12 to 36 inches. There are many varieties to choose from along with weight capacities, extension variations, and uses. When selecting a drawer slide, it is important to select one that will work for your project’s weight and extension needs.

Example of a Drawer Slide

Drawer Slide Mounting TypesCenter mount drawer slides mount to the drawer’s bottom face and along the center. They are concealed when the drawer is extended and are ideal for small, lightweight drawers. Center mount drawer slides are best for use on face-frame cabinets.Side mount drawer slides attach to the side of the drawer and the side of the inner cabinet. They are visible when the drawer is extended and tend to support more weight. Side mount drawer slides are best for use on frameless cabinets.Bottom mount drawer slides mount to the bottom or bottom edges of the drawer and to the sides of the drawer. Bottom mount drawer slides are a good option if you are looking for something with more weight capacity.Types of Roller Drawer SlidesBall-bearing rollers offer a smooth glide for your drawer. The bearings are hardened spherical balls that greatly reduce the friction between moving parts.Nylon rollers operate in the same way as ball-bearing rollers, but the area of contact is a line instead of a ball and distributes the load weight over a large area.Choosing Catches

Cabinet Catches

Catches (or latches) are used to keep a cabinet closed and for a smooth door release. Whether you want a magnetic catch or a more secure latch that can help prevent small children from opening cupboards, there are a wide range of products to consider.Selecting Your FinishWhen choosing a finish for your new cabinet hardware, take a sample of your cabinet finish to your nearest Menards® if possible. This will help you match your cabinet finish with the hardware to determine the best color combination. There are a variety of finish options to choose from, including satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, polished nickel, and chrome. Select a finish that will complement your kitchen faucet, light fixtures, or other accents. When making your choice, the most important decision is selecting a finish that you enjoy and that will work with your current décor or theme.

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Hardware does not have to match the other metal finishes in a space. Instead, consider how knobs and pulls will look against the cabinetry. Choose a tone close to the cabinet color for a traditional look, or go contemporary with high contrast.

Popular Finishes

| Bronze | Nickel | Chrome | Brass |

Popular Finishes

Popular Knob Shapes

| Mushroom | Round | Square | Bar |

Popular Knob Shapes

Popular Pull Shapes

| Bar | Cup | Arch | Handle |

Popular Pull Shapes

Popular Styles

Whether your design style is classic or trendy, you’ll find hardware to complement it. With more than 10,000 knobs and pulls to choose from, has your match. Here are some of our most popular styles.


Clean lines and smooth surfaces with very little ornamentation.



Classic shapes and finishes.



Patinaed, dark, or matte finishes with hammered or textured surfaces



These knobs are tiny sculptures in the shape of – or influenced by – familiar objects. – Animals/Wildlife – Oceanic/Nautical – Plant Life/Nature – Novelty shapes for kids’ rooms


Choose the Correct Size

If you’re replacing pulls, measure the existing holes from center to center and choose new hardware to match. For new pulls, the standard ratio is ⅓ the width of the drawer front. For a more contemporary look, choose pulls that are ½ to ¾ the width of a drawer front or the height of a door.

Choosing the Correct Size guide

Precise Placement

When adding knobs to drawers, find the center of the drawer for single knobs, or divide the measurement into thirds if you’re using two knobs. For perfect placement every time, use a premade template, or learn how to build your own with our DIY Video.

Precise Placement


Backplates protect the cabinet finish from dirt and oil on hands, cover up holes when switching from pulls to knobs, and add style and interest.Shop Backplates

Closures, Slides & Hinges

– Catches secure the cabinet door using magnets or rollers. – Latches clip or swing into place and are great for homes with children or curious pets. – Drawer Slides make closing and opening drawers easier and self-closing models prevent damage caused by slamming. – Hinges are available in styles and finishes to match cabinet knobs and pulls. Make sure to match the installation type when replacing existing hinges.

Upgrade Every Space

Cabinet hardware isn’t only for the kitchen and bathroom. Don’t forget these important details when remodeling or redecorating other spaces. Built-in cabinetry can be found in dining rooms, family rooms, and bedrooms. Dressers and other furniture with doors and drawers can also benefit from a hardware update.

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Choosing The Right Hardware Style
Door and drawer handles come in many shapes, sizes, and configurations. What you choose to install onto your cabinets really comes down to personal preference and your design style. Match the theme of your room for a cohesive look, so if you’re decorating a modern kitchen, the cabinet hardware should follow suit.
Types Of Cabinet Hardware
While style is important, so is comfort. Once you’ve narrowed it down to a few different options, buy one of each and test them out in your home before you purchase the rest. Touch it, feel it, and make sure it’s something you’re comfortable with using multiple times per day. It’ll be worth the extra bit of time and effort.
  KNOBS  Small but impactful, cabinet knobs come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and materials. Round, oval, square, rectangular, and other geometric shapes are the most common, however, it shouldn’t be difficult to find those that are irregular. Knobs typically require only one mounting screw to make installation simple.       HANDLE PULLS  Also referred to as drawer pulls or cabinet pulls, handle pulls have a rod- or bar-like design that attaches to the surface at each end. Many handle pulls are offered in the same shapes, styles, and finishes as knobs for coordination purposes. Unlike a cabinet knob, a pull requires two or more screws for securing, so choosing the right size is important. You’ll want your new hardware to line up with your existing mounting holes to make installation easy. For a door or drawer that doesn’t yet have mounting holes, there’s no general rule of thumb for how large or small your pull needs to be. Go with a size that feels comfortable but also looks good.       BIN PULLS  Bin pulls are dome-shaped handles that are easy to grasp from the bottom. The alternate name “cup pull” simply describes its shape, which is enclosed on three of its four sides. This hooded design commonly features some sort of decorative embellishment and can be round, oval, square, or rectangular in shape. Like handle pulls, bin pulls typically require two or more screws for mounting.       CREMONE BOLTS  Most often seen on casement windows or French doors, cremone bolts are also offered for kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Also called surface bolts, this type of decorative cabinet hardware features a knob or lever handle that’s attached to an upper and lower rod. Depending on which way the handle is turned, the rods will either slide into or out of their sockets that are located on the upper and lower sill. Essentially, cremone bolts offer a handle and latch all in one while giving your space a charming, classic feel.    
Cabinet Hardware Finishes
Cabinets are generally found in wet or damp environments, such as the kitchen or bathroom. As a result, quality cabinet hardware is typically made of brass or stainless steel and/or coated with a rust-resistant finish that will never fade or discolor. Other common cabinet hardware materials are acrylic, bronze, cast iron, ceramic, crystal, glass, wood, and zinc. For a cohesive look, match the color of your cabinet hardware to the color of your kitchen appliances or faucet finishes.
Four Tips For Cabinet Knob & Pull Installation
 DRY-FIT WITH ADHESIVE PUTTY  A perfectly centered knob may not appear centered when it isn’t eye-level. Before you begin drilling into your doors and drawers, make sure you’re happy with where you’re mounting your hardware. Use a bit of adhesive putty to temporarily attach your knobs or pulls to your cabinets. Then, take a few steps back and a stroll around your room to get a good view from every angle. Adjust as desired, then mark the mounting location you settle on.      USE A TEMPLATE  Most new cabinets will not tell you where to drill mounting holes for your cabinet hardware. Hardware stores and online retailers offer pre-made hardware templates for purchase, however, it’s just as easy to make your own template at home using a sheet of cardboard. After you’ve found the perfect mounting location for your first piece of door or drawer hardware, make a template that shows you exactly where to drill the rest. Not only will this ensure uniformity, but it will make the job much quicker and easier.      USE BACKPLATES TO HIDE OLD HOLES  When you’re swapping out old cabinet hardware for something new, reusing existing mounting holes is ideal, but that doesn’t mean you have to. If your new kitchen cabinet knobs are replacing handles, or your new handles don’t have the same center-to-center measurement as the previous ones, you can use a mounting plate to hide the old holes. Mounting plates can be found at many local or online hardware stores.      A DROP OF GLUE KEEPS KNOBS FROM SPINNING  Knobs tend to twist and turn as they loosen over time. The problem is, not all knobs are round. It’s especially noticeable with oblong, square, rectangular, and irregular-shaped knobs after they’ve worked themselves crooked. To solve this problem, place a tiny drop of super glue on the back of the knob just before you install it to keep it from spinning. Go even further by applying thread sealant on the knob’s screw before it’s tightened.    
Cabinet Door Hinges
Hinges, of course, are used to attach the cabinet doors to the frame. You may be surprised at the number of different types of hinges available, and that your cabinets require a specific style. Many of them are simply smaller versions of interior and exterior door hinges, but the options go beyond that. Use the following information to help you to choose the right type of hinge and the proper quantity.
  BUTT HINGE  This is the most common type of hinge, featuring a pair of leaves that are joined by a center pin. From the inside of the cabinet, one leaf attaches to the frame and the other attaches to the back of the door. From the outside of the cabinet, when the door is closed, the joint will be visible, so you’ll want to choose a finish that matches your handle hardware.       FLUSH HINGE  A flush hinge is virtually identical to, and mounts the same way as, a standard butt hinge. This difference is that a flush hinge takes up less room. When closed, the leaf that’s attached to the door tucks into the leaf that’s attached to the frame. The result is a smaller gap between the door and the frame, providing a cleaner look overall.       FACE-FRAME HINGE  Face-frame hinges are also widely used. This type of hinge will be needed for cabinets that have a frame around their openings, called a face frame. One side mounts to the face frame and the other to the back of the cabinet. These will not be visible from the outside when the door is closed, so no need to look for a certain finish.       FRAMELESS HINGE  A frameless hinge operates very much like a face-frame hinge but can be used with any type of cabinet—inset or face frame. This type of hinge is great for doors that are too heavy for a standard butt hinge, or when you don’t want any of the hinge showing once the cabinet is closed.       OVERLAY HINGE  You’ll need an overlay hinge if your door is going to be installed in front of the cabinet’s face rather than inset in the frame. An overlay hinge can either be a full overlay or a half overlay. A full overlay will be needed when the door covers the full face of the cabinet. A half overlay hinge will be used when two doors share a narrow partition, allowing each door to be opened without it interfering with the other.       INSET HINGE  An inset hinge mounts on the outside of the cabinet by a narrow bracket. From that bracket, a single leaf wraps behind the door and attaches to its back. Since the bracket is fully visible, it typically features a stylish finish and some sort of decorative touch.       OFFSET HINGE  Offset hinges are like inset hinges, but rather than the leaf wrapping to the back of the door, it extends out and attaches to the front. This means that both the bracket and the door’s leaf (essentially the entire hinge) are exposed when the cabinet door is closed. Because of this, offset hinges are offered in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and materials to match your decor.       STRAP HINGE  Commonly called a T-hinge, a strap hinge consists of a long, narrow leaf that attaches to the cabinet door. That leaf pivots from a second leaf that fastens to the cabinet’s frame. This is another type of hinge that is completely exposed, so you’ll have many decorative options to choose from.       WRAP-AROUND HINGE  A wrap-around hinge has a leaf that attaches to the back of the door, and a second leaf that wraps around the cabinet’s frame and into the cabinet. While the same concept as a butt hinge, a wrap-around hinge can support a heavier door or give your cabinets a more solid feel. When closed, the pivot point of the hinge can be seen from the outside, so look for a complementary finish.       INVISIBLE HINGE  Also referred to as a concealed hinge, an invisible hinge is small and completely hidden from view when the door is closed. Each side of the hinge is mortised into the edge of the door and the frame, so only a fraction of the hinge is able to seen when the door is open.       SOFT-CLOSING AND SELF-CLOSING HINGES  Soft- and self-closing describes a hinge feature more so than a hinge type because many of the above styles are offered as such. Hinges that have this technology prevent the cabinet door from slamming shut, protecting the frame and ensuring smooth, quiet operation. When you’re shopping for your new cabinet hinges, keep an eye out for ones that have this feature.    
Number Of Hinges
Since cabinet door hinges are very similar to full-size door hinges, you can learn more by reading our Door Hinge Buying Guide.
Door Latches And Catches
Catches, or latches, are hardware that’s attached to the frame to hold the door in place when it’s closed. Typically, there are two types of door catches.
  MAGNETIC  This is the most common type of cabinet door latch, and easy to install. A magnet is attached to the frame which adheres to a metal plate that’s installed onto the back of the door. While effective, opening the cabinet door takes very little force when it’s equipped with this type of latch.       SPRING ROLLER  A bit more secure than a magnetic latch, a spring roller catch typically features a pair of closely positioned rollers on the cabinet’s frame. A metal prong attached to the back of the cabinet door clips in between the rollers to lock it in place. This type of latch requires a bit more force to get the door to open, so they’re great for homes with curious toddlers.    
Drawer Slides
Like cabinet door hinges, there is more than one option when it comes to outfitting your drawers with new tracks or slides. To ensure that you’re getting the right hardware for your cabinets, the two common types of drawer slides and a description of each is below.
  ROLLER SLIDES  Roller slides are the common type that you probably recognize. This style of slide is available in a side-mount or undermount configuration, and best when used on lightweight drawers. Typically, a pair of tracks are mounted inside of the cabinet and another pair of tracks are attached to the drawer itself. The rails that are attached to the drawer slide into the ones attached to the cabinet, and each track contains a nylon wheel that moves the drawer along.       BALL-BEARING SLIDES  For heavier drawers, or for a more premium feel, ball-bearing slides are a great option. As suggested by their name, this type of hardware uses metal rails—typically steel—that glide along ball-bearings for smooth, quiet, effortless operation. Most of the time, ball-bearing slides feature the same self-closing or soft-closing technology as high-quality door hinges to prevent the drawer from slamming.    
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Furniture Hardware Types   In the process of furniture production

Furniture Hardware Types

  In the process of furniture production, mechanical equipment such as cutting machine, edge banding machine, side hole machine and panel saw are needed. Installation tools, such as electric drills and screwdrivers, are also required during the installation process. These devices and tools are well known to us. However, a set of high quality furniture and hardware accessories are also very important.


  Because furniture hardware accessories, especially panel furniture, are scattered pieces. Many people often ignore the importance of them. Most of the panel furniture is detachable and reassemble. Quality qualified furniture hardware can not only upgrade the practical performance of the panel furniture, but also extend the service life of the furniture. So the furniture hardware is also called the soul of the panel furniture.

  But do you know how many kinds of furniture hardware? What is furniture hardware types? Today we will introduce the classification of furniture hardware. Especially the classification of panel furniture hardware!

  Furniture hardware is indispensable as a furniture assembly process. The international standard requires that the structure is firm and reliable. It can meet multiple disassembly requirements.

  Classified by material:

  Zinc alloy, aluminum alloy, iron, plastic, stainless steel, PVC, ABS, copper, nylon, etc.

  Classified by role:

  Structural furniture hardware: metal structure such as glass coffee table, negotiation of metal legs of round table, etc.

  Functional furniture hardware: such as riding, hinge, three-in-one connector, slide rail, laminate support, etc.

  Decorative furniture hardware: such as aluminum edge banding, hardware pendants, metal handles, etc.

  Classified by scope:

  Panel furniture hardware, solid wood furniture hardware, hardware furniture hardware, office furniture hardware, bathroom hardware, cabinet furniture hardware, wardrobe hardware, etc.

  Characteristics of zinc alloy

  •   1. It is more important.
  •   2. The casting performance is good, and the precision parts with thin and thin walls can be die-casted, and the surface of the casting is smooth.
  •   3. Surface treatment: electroplating, spraying, painting.
  •   4. No iron is absorbed during melting and die casting, no corrosion is applied, and no mold is applied.
  •   5. Has good mechanical properties and wear resistance at room temperature.
  •   6. Low melting point, melting at 385 ° C, easy to die-cast.

  Iron foot features

  •   1. The price of raw materials compared to zinc alloy iron is stable.
  •   2. Simple production, low mold cost
  •   3. Common iron foot products are divided into black material and white material, and black material is more (cheap).
  •   4. Surface treatment: electroplating, spraying, painting.
  •   5. To be continued

  Stainless steel foot features

  •   1. Stable compared to zinc alloy stainless steel raw materials.
  •   2. It is simple to make, and there are many straight pipes, inclined pipes and square pipes.
  •   3. The surface is not easy to rust, and direct polishing can save the cost of plating.
  •   4. Commonly used stainless steel is mostly 201 material, and part is made of 202 material.

  According to the classification requirements of panel furniture hardware, there are mainly eight categories. They are locks, connectors, hinges, slide rails, fixing devices, supports, handles and casters.

  Among them,connectors types is more . For example, eccentric connectors, screw connectors, plug connectors, and the like. Eccentric connectors for panel furniture custom industry are more common. The most common is the three-in-one connector.


  The second is the hinge. There are also many varieties of hinges. For example, hinges, door twists, glass door hinges, cup type dark hinges, etc.


  According to different installation methods of the side panels of the cabinet, it can be classffied into full cover, half cover and in-line.

  The other is slide rails. It is mainly used for drawer guides, door slides, and disc rotating devices for TV cabinets and dining tables.

  The main function of the support is to support the furniture components. Such as the laminate bracket, the laminate support, the glass laminate pin, the clothes hanger and the like.

  The hardware used for exterior furniture is mainly handles and casters. The handle plays an important role in the furniture. It plays a finishing touch on the appearance of panel furniture. Its form and variety are many. According to the different materials, there are metal handles (zinc alloy handles, copper handles, iron handles, aluminum handles, stainless steel handles), marble handles, plastic handles, solid wood handles, ceramic handles, etc.

  Depending on the installation location, there are drawer handles, door handles, glass door handles, etc.

  The casters are often mounted on the bottom of the cabinet and table to move the furniture. Depending on the connection method, it can be divided into flat seat type, thread type and plug type.

  These hardware are connected to the board in various ways to finally achieve the combination of panel furniture and achieve various functions. If you want to make good panel furniture, please choose the right and qualified hardware accessories for the furniture customization industry. It will give customers a good customization experience.