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Category: Finishes


deming flush pulls | cast bronze

Posted on April 3rd, by gbettenhausen in Finishes, Recent Projects. No Comments

These are the raw castings of pocket door hardware we are making for a Chicago project. They will be finished in a soft ‘butler’ bronze and hand waxed.



silver plated offset pivot hinges

Posted on March 28th, by gbettenhausen in Finishes, Interesting Hardware. No Comments

These solid brass offset pivots were finished in satin silver for our client in New Jersey. They also have a clear coat that will aid in the prevention of tarnish.



old brass & wax | custom hardware

Posted on March 26th, by gbettenhausen in Finishes, Recent Projects. No Comments

The captioned photos here are of an installation in New York, our finish is an old brass with wax. Most of the hardware was original and the balance was made for the remodel/addition.



shower door pulls

Posted on March 18th, by gbettenhausen in Finishes, Interesting Hardware, Recent Projects. No Comments

These are some custom shower door pulls prepared for a local client. They are finished in polished nickel. We offer most of our pulls in a glass door mount set-up.



olive knuckle hinges

Posted on February 26th, by gbettenhausen in Finishes, Interesting Hardware, Recent Projects. No Comments

Sometimes a new hinge just isn’t made like the old one – take a look at this situation the new hinges are on the left and the old hinges are on the right. Take note on how the new deltana hinge has actually pulled and bent from its’ lower leaf. The old rixon hinge is ready for another 100 years – even the tasteful screw placement is appealing. Remember in previous entries how we have discussed slotted vs. phillips screws – this is a great chance to see them side by side.



custom oil rubbed bronze pulls

Posted on February 8th, by gbettenhausen in Finishes, Recent Projects. No Comments

The captioned hardware was made for a project in Chicago, Illinois. These pulls were fabricated in solid brass and then finished in oil rubbed bronze.

The inspiration piece was sand cast in one piece. The hardware captioned was fabricated using CNC equipment and each pull contains 7 pieces – giving it the detail and crisp nature the original did not have.



satin nickel levers & rosettes | texas

Posted on February 7th, by gbettenhausen in Finishes, Recent Projects. 1 Comment

These levers and rosettes were made based on an original from the home. All the hardware was manufactured in bronze and finished in satin nickel. This captioned hardware was part of a project installation in Fort Worth, Texas (also containing knobs and plates which will be photographed soon).



cyma cabinet knob | butler brass

Posted on December 13th, by gbettenhausen in Finishes, Interesting Hardware, Recent Projects. No Comments

These cyma cabinet knobs are finished in un-lacquered butler brass. They will be used in a butler’s pantry in Chicago, Illinois. The back of the knob is extremely pleasent to the touch.



amphora hardware | silver

Posted on December 7th, by gbettenhausen in Finishes, Interesting Hardware, Recent Projects. No Comments

This hardware was installed on a home in Naperville, Illinois. The Amphora knobs were finished in both silver and nickel (bathroom, mudroom, etc.). Doors are often pre-milled to accept our mortise case and only need to be face bored on the job-site. We often coordinate installation for customers as well.



glass knobs | silver plated & waxed

Posted on December 5th, by gbettenhausen in Finishes, Recent Projects. No Comments

These glass knobs were part of a Naperville, Illinois hardware package on a “New Old House” – the hardware also included our Amphora knobs in both silver and nickel.



cyma cabinet hardware

Posted on December 3rd, by gbettenhausen in Finishes, Recent Projects. No Comments

This hardware is for a client kitchen in Chicago, Illinois. The hardware will be finished in satin nickel and delivered this week! We are also making polished nickel tiles for their powder room.



bronze entry set finishing

Posted on November 29th, by gbettenhausen in Finishes, Recent Projects. No Comments

This is a solid bronze entry set (originally manufactured by Yale & Towne). This set has been cleaned and waxed for a Chicago home.





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