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08:05AM | 07/20/05
Member Since: 07/19/05
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Alright, I'm sure there is a simple answer to do you remove a basic flush door pull from a sliding closet door (without ruining the wood by prying it out)?

If anyone has a tip, PLEASE let me know!



12:21AM | 07/21/05
Member Since: 07/01/05
91 lifetime posts
If you are referring to the round ones, as I recall there is a tiny nail under the upper part of the recess. If you cannot grab it with pliers, you will have to drill it out.

Doug L

11:35AM | 12/15/13
Member Since: 12/15/13
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I used a small flathead screwdriver and hammer. I lightly tapped between the flush pull and the door and proceeded to work my way around the flush pool using the same technique. By the time I got about halfway around the pull it popped out. This technique didn't damage any visible wood and I was able to install the new pull without any damage showing.


03:20PM | 04/07/19
If the closet pull does not have a small screw to undo. You can use channel lock pliers angling the pliers inward toward the center of the pull and pinch the edge of the closet pull. Do the same again in a few more nearby spots (it will pull the flush portion away from the closet door) and you should have a section that is peeled back enough to grip the piece and pop it out. Note, the old closet pull will no longer be usable but it will avoid divots and scrapes on the door itself.


01:13PM | 05/18/20
My closet pulls were held in by two opposing brads. I used a small chisel to loosen the brads then pulled them out with pliers.


06:20PM | 12/28/21
If yours does not have the small brads or nails, then use a thin scraper like you would use for patching holes in dry wall. Start at the bottom in case you scratch the door. Should need to slowly work around about 1/3 of the way and then it will just fall out.

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