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Address Plaque, Street Address, Front Porch, The Hardware Hut

Add an Address Plaque to Your Front Entry

While watching a movie recently, I noticed a scene with an address plaque by the front door. The porch had slate tiles on the exterior and the plaque looked marvelous. I couldn’t help but notice it. If you want your home to receive the same kind of attention, I suggest adding a custom address plaque from […]

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A Saturday DIY Project with Hafele Cabinet Track

When building a cabinet with bypass doors, you have a few options for the track. By far, my favorite track is the Hafele concealed profile track. It takes extra work to prepare the cabinet, but once installed, you’ll love the Hafele cabinet track. Door Requirements Each door requires two tracks, two top guides, and two […]

Disc Tumbler Keying Parts

Here’s How to Key a Disc Tumbler Cylinder Cam Lock

Today, I spent some time with our locksmith learning about keying the Disc Tumbler Cylinder Cam Locks, and I learned a lot. While they are such tiny locks, they require more time to rekey than a full-sized front door lock does. I found the process interesting and think you might too. Keying a Disc Tumbler Cylinder Cam Lock […]

6102 Knife Pivot Hinge Installed View

Knife/Pivot Hinge Product Review

Before European Hinges became widely available and you wanted to have a concealed hinge, a knife or pivot hinge was needed. These hinges were installed above or below the door or near the top or bottom in a cut-out slot. While they aren’t 100% concealed like European hinges are, it was the most concealed hinge available at […]

Elbow Catch Bright Nickel, The Hardware Hut

Epco Heavy Duty Elbow Catch Product Review

By far, our best selling elbow catch is the Epco Heavy Duty Elbow Catch in Bright Nickel. This unit outsells its nearest competitor 2:1. Manufactured of solid brass, this catch will last a lifetime. The thought and care put into designing this product is visible. Both the catch and strike are made with slotted screw holes. […]

Schlage, Door Lock

Keying Locks for Your Home or Business

When you’re in the market for door locks, you might not think about having all the locks keyed the same. You’ll save time and money by planning ahead, if you do. In most cases the keying is free. If not, there is a nominal charge. There are many options available for keying your home or […]