Hardware & Metalwork

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Hardware & Metalwork ideas for old house interior design, including reproduction hardware, forged metalwork, hand-cast metalwork, Victorian door hardware, iron railings, and more. 

SEE ALSO: Fireplace & Mantel 

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Transom Hardware

This arcane contraption is a transom operator, and it’s used to open and close the ventilation window above a door or larger window without the need of a pole and hook (or a stepladder).

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Switchplates with Style

Make an electrical outlet or switch disappear by painting or wallpapering it to match the wall. (Wallpaper gets dirty fast, so make two and store one for later.) Alternately, these decorative covers turn the switch plate into an architectural detail.

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Hardware for Arts & Crafts Built-Ins

The vast array of built-in Arts & Crafts furnishings required its own school of hardware, including hinges, knobs, pulls, catches, latches, and handles. An overview of the sea of selections available at the time—and of where and how they were used—can come in handy if you ever need to replace them.

Products of the Week

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Vintage Doors

Bring beauty and value your home with heirloom-quality REAL wood doors by Vintage Doors. Meticulously handmade by expert craftsmen in your exact size and style—to be loved and respected for generations, just like the olden days. Hand-crafted wood product line includes: screen doors, storm doors, Dutch doors, French doors, louver doors, pantry doors, interior doors, exterior doors, entrance units, three season porch enclosures, pet doors, arch top doors, round top doors, custom doors and more.