Category Archives: Technical Info

Hardware is… hardware. However, there are some complications and general knowledge requirements as it pertains to specific portions of the Hardware Accessories” department. Here’s a tumbling list of topics for reference.

What is a door backset measurement?

What is a door backset measurement? A very common question as you cruise our Door Knobs & Levers and it’s easy to figure out! Standard door preparation includes a 2 1/8″ diameter bore hole drilled through the door. Grab a … Continue reading

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Cabinet Hardware Mounting Options & Suggestions

It’s only natural that I am asked for my opinion about cabinet & drawer hardware sizes and mounting as it relates to a particular kitchen project. It may seem like I dance around the answer but my response will always … Continue reading

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Instructions for Mounting Agave Ironworks Hinge Straps on Doors / Gates / Shutters

Mounting strap hinges, faux hinges or dummy strap hinges to your garage door is a quick and easy way to transform your garage door into a carriage door. The following mounting instructions are for Agave Ironworks Faux Strap Hinges which … Continue reading

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Shutter Terminology from Brandywine Forge

Here are few of the nuts and bolts words used with shutters and hardware to help you gain a better understanding of the in’s and outs of Brandywine Forge USA Made Functional Shutter Hardware. Shutter/Window Terminology Battens – the horizontal … Continue reading

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Am I using the correct size hinge strap?

In the end, it is entirely up to you! However, here is my suggestion when I am asked “what size strap should I use?”. Just to clarify, I am referring to strap hinge fronts which are also known as “dummy … Continue reading

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Bronze Hardware Maintenance Suggestions

Outdoor bronzes require a maintenance program which keeps their surfaces clean and waxed on a regular basis. Good maintainence can give you a lifetime of beautiful bronze gate hardware! Never use spray or liquid furniture polishes to clean your bronze … Continue reading

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Bronze Hardware Characteristics

What is bronze? Bronze is an alloy that contains mostly copper, tin and some lead. It’s introduction over 5,000 years ago revolutionized metal work and launched the Bronze Age. By adding tin to copper, workers created a metal that was … Continue reading

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AHI Series Armoire/Pantry Inset Hinges from Cliffside Industries

The Cliffside Industries AHI Series Armoire Cabinet Inset Hinges are available in 11 finishes, have a decorative finial and are used for installation on any inset cabinet door. Adjustable with 5 15/16″ overall length and 1 15/16″ leaf. Fasteners included … Continue reading

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AHO Series Armoire/Pantry Offset Hinges from Cliffside Industries

The Cliffside Industries AHO Series Armoire Cabinet Offset Hinges are available in 11 finishes, have a decorative finial and are used for installation on any partial inset cabinet door. Adjustable with 6 1/8″ overall length and 1 15/16″ & 2 … Continue reading

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3-8-OFFSET Partial Overlay Cabinet Hinges From Cliffside Industries

The Cliffside Industries 3-8-OFFSET Partial Overlay Cabinet Hinges are available in 11 finishes, have a decorative finial and are used for installation on any partial inset cabinet door. Adjustable with 2 15/16″ overall length and 2″ leaf. Fasteners included for … Continue reading

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