What is a Self-Close Mechanism

A self-close mechanism is attached to a door or drawer and acts to pull that door or drawer closed when it is released from an open position. This is the piece of hardware that is responsible or required for self-closing kitchen cabinet doors. As far as that cabinet door is concerned, this self-closing mechanism is features an arm that is connected to a spring resting on the door which clicks in to pull it closed. This closing mechanism is traditionally installed on the same side as the hinges. A similar piece is included on the rail side of a cabinet drawer as well. This feature is an option for almost any line of new cabinets that you purchase.