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How to Install Pull Doors on Cabinets

Learn how to install new countertops and a sink in this DIY project. One kitchen owner chooses and installs a paper countertop called "Richlite."

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    $250 - $500

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Step 1: Prepare the Handles

Route the top and bottom edges of the doors to create a slot for the pull handles using a 1/16" dado bit with a follow bearing to cut the groove (Image 1).

Use a compound miter saw to cut the pull handles to size.

Notch out the end with a Japanese pull saw, then trim it using aviation snips (Image 2).

Step 2: Attach the Handles

Attach the pull handles and tap them into place with a rubber mallet.

Instead of normal door handles, Howard's designer suggested using door pulls on the top and bottom (Image 1).

Each individual door has to have a groove routed in the top and bottom. Once the groove is in place, you just tap the door pull into place. A barbed edge will prevent the door pull from coming off (Image 2).

Step 3: Install the Sink

To install the sink, start by attaching the mounting clips that come with it (Image 1).

Some sinks, like this one, have a foam gasket that will eliminate the need for silicone (Image 2).

Set the sink in place and tighten the retaining clips (Image 3).




  • Flooring (SelecTile/color: Black Coin top) from SelecTech Inc.