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