Measuring Vent Covers and Cabinet Hardware 101

Measuring Vent Covers

Measure the Opening

Remove the existing vent cover if present. Measure the inside dimensions of the opening for the vent cover. Record the length and width to the nearest 1/8th of an inch.

Consider the Depth

Measure the depth of the vent opening if the cover needs to recess into the space, ensuring there is enough clearance for installation. Typically 2.75" of clearance is adequate for the opening of the dampers.

Double-Check Measurements

Before purchasing, recheck your measurements to ensure accuracy, avoiding the hassle of returns and exchanges. If you have questions please contact us.

Measuring Cabinet or Drawer Pulls and Knobs

Frederick Solid Brass Cabinet Knob

Identify the Type

Determine whether you need a knob (single screw) or a pull (two screws).

Victor Solid Brass Drawer Pull

Measure the Screw Holes (for pulls)

Use a tape measure to find the distance between the centers of the two screw holes on your existing pull. This is known as the 'center to center' measurement.

If there are no existing pulls, decide where you want the new pulls to go and mark these points on the cabinet or drawer.

Consider the Length and Projection

The length of the pull to ensure it doesn’t extend beyond the edges of your cabinet or drawer.

How far will the pull or knob stick out (projection) from the face of the cabinet or drawer?

Madelyn Carter Cabinet Hardware Drawings

Every item features an accurate diagram to provide the necessary dimensions for your project.

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