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Matching Hardware Finishes

Satin this, brushed that, figuring out the right terminology can be tough. How are you supposed to know? Every manufacturer has a unique lingo that adds more confusion to the mix. There are 2 or 3 different sheen options for one finish, and then there are more than 50 different finish options to decipher. Each […]

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Stainless and Stylish with Linnea

Stainless and stylish are two great words we would use to describe Linnea’s product line. If you are looking for a clean, crisp and modern updates to your home, consider taking a look at what Linnea has. Leading the way with their stainless steel hardware, they will not disappoint with their more unique designs. Exceptional […]

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 […]

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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. […]

Stair Rods from Peru

Carpet Stair Rods, Brackets, and Finials

While on vacation in Peru last month, I went to a restaurant that was a converted residence with an open-air courtyard. They left all of the rooms upstairs and turned them into a Bed & Breakfast and made all of the lower level the restaurant and bar. It was quite an eclectic place; each bedroom […]

Tariffs, Hardware Industry, United States, China

Tariffs and the Hardware Industry

The China United States trade war is an ongoing economic conflict between the two countries. In 2018, the U.S announced tariffs and other trade barriers on imported Chinese goods, intending to force China to change what the U.S calls “unfair trade practices.” Among the “unfair trade practices,” the U.S claimed theft of intellectual property and a […]