Shopping for Hardware? Be Prepared!
Dated Posted: September 2nd, 2011
Written By: Leila
There are no standards when it comes to antique hardware. If you want us to fix something, replace something, or even if you’re starting from scratch, save yourself time and hassles by taking a few measurements before you visit us, and bring in whatever you’re trying to match or replace. We can’t have too much information! Bring in knobs, spindles, set screws, locks, whatever you have. Don’t assume that any knob can fit with any plate or that any spindle will thread into any knob or, if you’re trying to match something, that “you’ll know it when you see it”! Also, locks vary in many different dimensions. Bring in your lock or, if you’re missing one, wrap a piece of paper around your door and do a pencil rubbing: this will tell us how thick your door is, where and how big the holes are, and what size plate is chiselled out on the edge of the door for the latch.