Installing an edge pull is pretty simple. The edge pull that we installed in this post is an Emtek 2221 Edge pull. Please note: depending on what type of edge pull you have or are going to install will depend on if you will need to add or skip some of these steps.
Tools you will need:
- Sharp 1/2″ Chisel
- Sharp Pencil
- Measuring Tape
- 1/2″ Drill Bit
First, you will want to mark the bottom of where you will wan the finger pull mounted (in our case, we are mounting the pull below the pocket door lock that was already installed in the door). After you have it marked, center your edge pull on the door edge by using your measuring tape if needed. After you have it all centered, map out with your pencil and chisel where the edge pull will sit on the door.
Now you can go ahead and chisel out about 1/8″ deep of the door wood making sure not to go outside the lines. It’s important to make sure your chisel is sharp to achieve a clean look. It should look something like this:
Place the edge pull in the recessed area backwards so you can see where to mark the area where the pull handle itself will need to be chiseled away when its not being used. We marked about an 1″ tall area towards the bottom of the plate so the finger pull could move freely in and out of the door. If you look at this picture of the edge pull placed backwards into the recessed area we just chiseled away:
You will notice that there is a hinge barrel at the top of the pull, so we marked an area to chisel away just enough material so the hinge can function.
Using a chisel remove the material up where the hinge is. And for the finger handle area, use the 1/2″ drill bit.
After removing all the leftover material, place the finger pull where it should sit to test and make sure it will move freely. If it all works, mount it using the provided screws and now you should be able to easily use your pocket door!