Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Cabinet hardware - adding back plates

To help decide if I wanted back plates on the hardware in this room, I purchased a single back plate as a test. Having this visual helped me see a depth that is difficult to visualize in this photo.

However, my deciding factor depended on my opinion that the crystal knobs were almost lost against the white cabinets. A back-plate allowed the crystal knobs to become a more prominent element in the room.  

DIY - Installing cabinet back-plates

On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the hardest, installing back-plates to cabinet knobs might be a .25.  All it takes is a screw-driver and screws.  If the back-plate is thin, you probably will not even need longer screws, and can use the ones you already have.

  • Unscrew the knob

  • Add the back plate over the screw. If there is not enough screw to secure the knob, you will need a longer screw. 1/4" longer is probably all you will need unless the back plate is incredibly thick.

  • Replace the knob, tighten, and one door is done.  

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