Cabinet bar pulls – A bar pull is an easy to handle piece of decorative hardware for a cabinet that is generally large enough to hold a tea towel. Bar pulls can be installed in new cabinets, or used to replace old cabinet hardware. Keep a mounting screw from the cabinet pull towards the edge of the cabinet door to be sure it is at least 1/4 inch longer than the thickness of the door. Use shorter or longer screws if necessary. Measure the distance between the screw holes on the bar pulling from center to center, using a tape measure.
Remove cabinet bar pulls if replacing them in existing housing by loosening the screws from the back of the door with a Phillips or slotted screwdriver. Measure the distance between the screw holes on the cabinet doors for existing cabinet pulls. Place a drawbar against the closet door to see if it fits, using either or both of the existing holes. Fill in all holes that will not accommodate the new cabinet hardware with wood putty.
The scraping of both sides of the holes filled with the flat edge of a spatula to remove excess putty. Allow the putty to dry according to package directions. Sand dried putty smooth and brush wood, or color it with a matching touch-up marker. Skip this step for new cabinets, or doors with screw holes to match the new cabinet bar pulls.