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10-27-2012 02:39 AM

Topic tags/keywords: hardware hinges latches recommendations

Hi, all -

I am building a short, wide cabinet and it’s time to think about hardware: door hinges, a center latch, stops (if necessary), etc. I want to get some hardware that is high quality. I don’t want ornate, but I do want decorative, as this cabinet is going to go in my entry.

So far, my web searches haven’t revealed much. Who do you guys turn to when you need some good stuff like this?


-- M. Zimmers

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#1 posted 10-27-2012 02:53 AM


-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#2 posted 10-27-2012 02:59 AM

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 10-27-2012 03:01 AM

Horton Brasses. They’re amongst the best. Nice selection, made in USA, family owned….Check them out.

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#4 posted 10-27-2012 03:07 AM

I agree with david; Vandykes has a good selection and they’re good to order from. Once you get one of their catalogs, you’ll find everything from period style to modern hardware and a lot of other hardware that is really hard to find.

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#5 posted 10-27-2012 03:11 AM

Wow…those are all great resources. Thanks, guys.

Regarding the hinges, I’m planning to mount on the exterior, on the edge of the door, and the side of the cabinet. I’d like to find something that doesn’t look like it was intended for a mortise (maybe no sharp edges). Any specific ideas on this?

Leaning towards polished brass, but open on the finish. I do need some kind of catch to keep the dog out (she’s the reason this is getting built in the first place).

-- M. Zimmers

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#6 posted 10-27-2012 03:39 AM

Maybe this will work for you. HTH

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#7 posted 10-27-2012 04:48 AM

Thanks. Is there a name for the kind of hinges I’m looking for? The ones that mount on the exterior (no mortising)?

-- M. Zimmers

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#8 posted 10-27-2012 04:59 AM

surface mount hinges


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#9 posted 10-27-2012 01:27 PM

Even if they’re not suitable for this project, look at Hafele for future hardware needs. They’ve got just about everything – and technical illustrations online too for installation.

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#10 posted 10-28-2012 02:53 PM

I’ve used for a lot of stuff. Now you didn’t ask but I’ll say it anyway…I learned the hard way to heed the advice about buying the hardware first and then building around it (but I have a nice stash of stuff for future projects). You are going surface mount so probably not so critical but I would certainly heed that advice for euro style cup hinges and most drawer slides.

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#11 posted 10-28-2012 02:59 PM

That’s good advice; I’ll keep it in mind for future projects (there’s always more to do, isn’t there?).

I appreciate everyone’s input. I think I’m going to go with some stuff from Horton; I really like what I’ve seen there.

Thanks to all.

-- M. Zimmers

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#12 posted 10-28-2012 03:04 PM

Horton Brass excellent quality and easy to deal with

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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