How to Measure Hole Centers for Handle Pulls

How to Measure Hole Centers for Handle Pulls

Posted by The Knob Shop on 18th Mar 2019

How do you determine hole centers on your drawer pulls? 

First of all let's get some terminology out of the way :) 

There are a lot of ways to say hole centers. You can say hole-to-hole center, hole-to-hole length, length of holes, center-to-center holes but they all mean the same thing! The distance between the center of the first hole to the center of the second hole on your handle.

This is very important if you are replacing existing hardware and want to use the same holes! If you are starting from scratch, we recommend placing masking tape on your cupboards/drawers and marking your holes before drilling. Measure twice! Drill once! 

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(image courtesy of home depot website)

Once you have determined your hole centers you can start shopping for what hardware is best for you!! 

Check out all of the sizes we offer in our handles/pulls category!

2-1/2" Centers

2-3/4" Centers

3" Centers

3-3/4" Centers

4" Centers

5" Centers

All Other Sizes

Also, be sure to check out if we carry your size in our T-Bar Pulls section and our Wire Pulls section!!

If you can't find your size or you are having trouble figuring out what size you need, please let us know and we will help you out!!

Happy shopping and have a fabulous day :)