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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. […]

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 […]

The Farm Chicks, New Construction, French

Narrowing Down Cabinet Hardware Selections

We’re deep in the process of building our French Provincial inspired home in Spokane, Washington, and I’ve been working on the cabinets and hardware details. Today I’m focusing on the kitchen and baking pantry specifically. A goal of mine is for our home to have a nice warmth to it, which makes for a more […]

Stainless Steel Footrail

Everything You Need to Build Your Own Bar

I was hanging out at my local watering hole over the weekend and was reminded of all the customers I’ve worked with over the years that made their own bars in their homes. My uncle has a full bar in his basement complete with mixers, sodas on a gun, an ice maker, and such a […]