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boston_guy

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231 days ago

I’ve been refacing 6 kitchen cabinets.

I’ve just finished installing 9 new doors for the cabinets.

I was at Home Depot today because I’ll soon be needing new cabinet knobs. I want round brushed nickel (or satin nickel, what’s the difference?).

In any case, at Home Depot this was the knob that caught my attention:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-Satin-Nickel-1-3-16-in-Grace-Cabinet-Hardware-Knob-P50156H-SN-C/204143880#

I need 16 of them. Should I simply buy them from Home Depot or get the ones on Amazon or eBay? Or is there another place I can go? They are definitely cheaper online than Home Depot and you can get them in a 10 or 25 pack. However, the problem with getting them online is that you really don’t have a 100% feel for how they actually look and feel.


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BArnold

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#1 posted 231 days ago

I’ve purchased knobs and pulls from this site at good prices. I know what you mean about feel, but you should be able to get an idea from similar items at a local outlet.

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA

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dawsonbob

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#2 posted 231 days ago

I needed some self closing hinges, so I went to Lowes to look. Found some I really liked, but they only had two sets in stock. On the advise of the kid working in that department, I wrote down the manufacturer’s name and the model number of the part and tracked it down online. It was substantially cheaper online. You may want to do the same thing: you get to see and handle the part in person, but order it online.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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Whiskers

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#3 posted 231 days ago

dawsonbob is right on the hardware issue, if you can find hardware of any type and do the track thing, you can find many great deals. Rockler had a bunch of satin knobs real cheap at one time, you might want to check their clearance link. Also many online vendors will sell you a single knob with free shipping just so you can check it out.

For me my thing was I was wanting knobs that were brass and ivory looking. I found great looking knobs on amazon and other sources but the knobs were about $2 apiece and the matching pulls were $6. I searched and searched for similar knobs for about 3 months for cheaper cause I knew I was going to need a bunch of them. Than suddenly out of the blue, the company discontinued them, and they showed up everywhere at a discounted price, I bought 100 knobs for peanuts and 100 pulls from Lee Valley for $1 each. I have a lifetime supply of these for my own needs, and the things are really nice looking, and can be used for things I want to sell.

I wish I could remember some of the sources I found that were cheaper than others, but Rockler definitely does get some good deals in their clearance area and it usually 3rd party, and if you order other stuff to meet free ship you do not have that expense. That how I checked out the cool knobs I have. I bought something else and 1 silly knob which was shipped by someone else. The other source I saw knobs and hardware from cheap had warehouse and woodworker in the name. It was a long time ago but maybe it will ring a bell to someone and they will give the link. They were definitely cheaper than other sources.

As to the difference tween brushed and satin, I think satin is smoother, not glossy, but smooth, where brushed looks like it has even small even scratches.

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Ross

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#4 posted 231 days ago

http://www.topknobs.com large selection of high quality knobs and pulls.

-- "Man Plans and God Laughs"

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DLawlessHardware

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#5 posted 231 days ago

We have this satin nickel knob for cheap. It’s Liberty. Definitely don’t buy at Home Depot though. From us or 20 other places you can probably find it online and cheaper.

-- D. Lawless Hardware http://www.dlawlesshardware.com

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boston_guy

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#6 posted 230 days ago

Wow! You folks have really gotten me in the right direction. Right now I’m doing the drawer guides and then the staining of the cabinet doors. During my breaks I’ll start chasing your tips. Thanks a lot!

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