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live4ever

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946 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jewelry hardware lock question

I’m making a jewelry cabinet for my wife, a project that has looooooong been on the honey-do list. If I don’t hurry up and get on it, she will end up buying one, and that would break my heart.

I’m having trouble sourcing two pieces of hardware:

1) A cabinet lock in nickel/chrome/stainless. The cabinet has two tall doors (10” wide by approx. 40” tall) on the front which she would like to be lockable. I have tried and tried searching but have not found locks that would work for this application in a non-yellow color. I can’t even find a simple keyhole escutcheon in non-yellow brass.

2) Necklace hangers in nickel/chrome/stainless. This can be as simple as silver colored pegs or hooks, but again I’m having trouble sourcing anything decent.

She has a thing against brass hardware, as you can tell. This is a very special project and I’m also trying to make it as “high-end” as my abilities will allow, but having trouble finding hardware to match. Any help would be appreciated.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.


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#1 posted 946 days ago

Lee Valley has a great selection, check them out.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#2 posted 946 days ago

Thanks Randy. I should add that I’ve looked at all the usual suspects, including Lee Valley, Horton Brass, Rockler, Woodcraft, etc.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#3 posted 946 days ago

Another option would be to chrome-plate brass hardware myself. I have no idea if that’s something that is feasible at all by some yahoo in his home woodshop. LOL

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#4 posted 945 days ago

Anyone? Bueller?

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#5 posted 945 days ago

You might try Van Dyke’s Restorers. They have all kinds of hard to find stuff.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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