Cabinet holes instead of pulls
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Cabinet holes instead of pullsPosted by Eddie Bowers at April 08. 2005
I'm trying to decide on kitchen cabinet pulls and instead would really like to have holes (to stick your fingers in as pulls) finished off with aluminum grommets. I just can't find any grommets that will work.
Has anyone seen anything that will work for this purpose?
Ideally I would like a mix of round holes and rounded off slots/ovals.
Any downside to doing this?
Re: Cabinet holes instead of pullsPosted by Ben Vaughan at April 08. 2005
What about a combination? Perhaps a steel pipe fitting that would sit in the hole but have a collar on the outside of the door. That way you have a both a pull and a hole. The steel could be buffed/polished and then sealed to avoid rusting.
Electrical conduit might be able to do the trick, but I'm not sure about getting a lip on it to sit on the door face the way a gromit would.
You may need to contact a local machine shop and spec out the cost to get some custom ones done.
Just some thoughts.
Re: Cabinet holes instead of pullsPosted by Eddie Bowers at April 11. 2005
Thanks. Yeah they would definitely need some sort of lip on them.
I searched the web to find some example of what I want without success, and then while watching Scooby Doo 2 with my nephews I saw a perfect example
They have the exact type of pulls I want on the cabinets at the headquarters of Mystery Inc.
Re: Cabinet holes instead of pullsPosted by Eddie Bowers at April 18. 2005
If anyone is interested, this is what i'm going with:
I made a little mockup with some scrap cabinet board and a sample they sent me:
Re: Cabinet holes instead of pullsPosted by Kevin Dickson at April 18. 2005
I like that look a lot. Simple and different. $6 is a little stiff for such a simple part, but it must be machined.
Re: Cabinet holes instead of pullsPosted by Gregory La Vardera at April 18. 2005
You should look at the web site for Kerf - www.kerf.com they do openings for door and drawer pulls. Not holes but cutouts.
Re: Cabinet holes instead of pullsPosted by Ralph Lopez at April 18. 2005
Very clean look I really like it I might use it on a wardrobe I am building.
Re: Cabinet holes instead of pullsPosted by Eddie Bowers at May 02. 2005
Re: Cabinet holes instead of pullsPosted by ThreeDogKnight at May 02. 2005
Very nice! Are these completely custom cabinets? What about the upper cabinets with glass doors?
Re: Cabinet holes instead of pullsPosted by Eddie Bowers at May 05. 2005
The cabinets are by UltraCraft and I can't remember who made the glass doors (I can look when I get home).
The glass doors have regular bar pulls.
Re: Cabinet holes instead of pullsPosted by tom mot at May 06. 2005
Nice kitchen by the way. It's very open and comfortable, and I like the idea of reducing the amount of cabinetry above the countertops - it just makes things seem a lot cleaner.
Those glass doors look similar to the aluminum framed/frosted glass doors on the UltraCraft site. Very cool.
Re: Cabinet holes instead of pullsPosted by Christy Kilgore-Hadley at May 12. 2005
That looks so good - it's definitely going in my idea file.
So when you did that did you just drill the appropriate size holes and pop the grommets in or are they glued somehow?
:: christy ::
Re: Cabinet holes instead of pullsPosted by Will Carpenter at May 12. 2005
Careful now. First time you have to open those drawers with hands coated in cookie dough you might not think it was such a great idea.
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