How to Install Cabinet Hardware

A pro shows how to install handles, knobs and other kitchen cabinet hardware

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Cordless drill
  • Tape measure
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Awl
  • Drill bit set

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Adhesive putty
  • Cabinet and drawer templates
  • Masking tape
  • Super glue
  • Thread sealant
  • Colored putty
  • Cabinet hardware