23 Classic Bin Pulls
For the kitchen and beyond, pulls in three basic shapes put an array of options at your fingertips
They're a classic way to add vintage style, and for good reason. Easy on the hands, as well as the eye, and as simple to swap out as a couple of slotted screws, bin pulls have been popular since the mid-19th century, helping to open deep drawers and lift heavy windows. The decoration-mad Victorians favored ornate iron and brass pulls, while plainer nickel and chrome versions had their heyday in the early 20th century. Whatever their style, bin pulls still look great on cabinets and furniture today. Check out 23 of our favorites.
Cup pulls in nickel and chrome became standard fare in 1920s and '30s kitchens.
Note: Some new versions are screwed on from the back.
This simple chrome-finished cup pull would look at home in a crisp white kitchen.
About $14; Baldwin Hardware
From sleek and simple to ornate and showy, these pulls, inspired by window-sash lifts, have a geometric look.
This pull evokes sash lifts decorated in the Asian-inspired Eastlake Victorian style.
About $12; House of Antique Hardware
Ribbing, fluting, scrollwork, and more give these pulls their unique shapes and an extra level of detail.
This ornate reproduction gets grounded with a dark aged finish—a good match for old pine furniture pieces.
About $11; Rejuvenation
Pro Advice: "When replacing pulls, measure the distance between the existing screw holes first to avoid drilling new holes or leaving old ones exposed."
-Bo Sullivan, historian, Rejuvenation, Portland, OR