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Jul 13 2011

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The return of the tab pull

Tab pulls, like the ones below, have been around for a couple of decades. They don’t mount on the door face—they mount on the door edge so that their pen-thin style is minimized.

With the return of sleeker door styles, I’ve been seeing a rise in their popularity. Check out the following offerings from manufacturers:

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DP3 Series (Mockett) – Widths are 1-1/4 in., 3 in., 4 in. and 6 in.

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15-in. Tab Pull (Atlas Homewares)


AG Series, satin nickel, 1.8 in. and 3.5 in. without the rounded edge (Sugatsune)

A final note: Tab pulls fit best on cabinets with a flat door edge, although they will work fine on door edges that are slightly rounded. They may also protrude past the counter, and when they’re installed on a double-door wall cabinet, your clients may have to pull both together first to open either door.


Example of a recent project with tab pulls

(Designer: Emily McClure, Main Street Kitchens)

Until next time,


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