Tab Pull Installation!
Lillian
August 10, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I am trying to decide between pulls that are drilled into the backside of the cabinet face and pulls that are drilled into the edge at the top of the cabinet door/drawer. The first option I noticed, creates a gap, which is noticeable on the sides, while the other option means seeing screws every time I open a drawer.

I have read on a few boards that pulls should be "mortised" but I have no idea what this means! Can someone please explain the process and is it expensive/tedious to accomplish? Thank you so much!!
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I'm assuming you mean this kind of pull? (See photo, below)
When they say mortised, it means a piece of the top edge of the drawer (or door) gets notched out, the exact width of the pull, so that the pull sits flush with the edge of the drawer, rather than sitting on "top" of the wood edge.

August 10, 2013 at 5:59PM      Thanked by Lillian
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Lillian
Thank you for your response! Now, do you recommend that the cabinets should be mortised? If I should want to change out the hardware, then I probably shouldn't get them mortised, right? Thanks again!
August 11, 2013 at 3:59PM   
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Lillian, you have answered your own question! And the final decision will also depend on the thickness of the pull....
August 11, 2013 at 4:20PM     
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Lillian
Haha! I guess I did. There's enough room so that the pull does not interfere with opening/closing cabinets. I am leaning towards Sugatsune 70mm. :)
August 11, 2013 at 4:30PM     
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