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05-28-2014 05:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hardware boxes hinges latches question resource

I looked at because I saw an ad, but I wasn’t very impressed with their selections or price. I did see some nice lid hold open devices and some clever brass feet for boxes.

Where do you get your hinges and accessories for boxes?

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#1 posted 05-28-2014 05:38 PM

It varies, a LOT by location, but I tend to find my best stuff at my local Ace Hardware store.

Rockler is another good source for small hinges and catches…

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#2 posted 05-28-2014 07:19 PM

I’ve been buying hinges from Rockler.

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#3 posted 05-28-2014 07:32 PM

I find lee valley pricey myself and have found good deals not the flimsy stuff but good stuff cheaper online.Alistair

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#4 posted 05-28-2014 08:44 PM

It all depends on what type of hardware you are looking for.
As a box maker, I have found that Rockler and Woodcraft have the worst prices, Lee Valley cant be beat if you want something like Brusso hardware and their selection ( of other types) is actually pretty good but the online catalog is a bit hard to navigate, have them send you a hard copy of the hardware catalog.

If you are looking for something like quadrant or slot hinges, Craft Inc. is the place to look.

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#5 posted 05-28-2014 08:49 PM

one word…Brusso. Pricey, but worth it. 2nd choice…Rockler. Then it’s up for grabs

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#6 posted 05-29-2014 01:00 AM

Steve, This probably isn’t the answer you are looking for, but making my own wooden hinges, etc is the most fun of the whole process for me.

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#7 posted 05-29-2014 12:45 PM

The first hinges that I had used were from San Diego Hardware and they were good but when I reorder a second batch I had a problem with the support arms on the San Diego Hardware hinge. San Diego Hardware did return my money. I then found hinges at Superior Hardware Supply ” and they were the same size as the original hinges from San Diego Hardware. I also think that the finish was batter on Superior Hardware hinges. I only paid $6.00 a set for them. The Superior Hardware Supply part number is SH-QHPB the hinge size is 1-23/32” x1-3/16” and they are polished brass. I also wrote a blog on installing quadrant hinges.

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#8 posted 05-29-2014 01:38 PM

Thanks for all the good tips guys.

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#9 posted 05-29-2014 02:18 PM

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