The past few years have seen a real evolution in much of the functional hardware used in homes, from soft-closing hinges to fully concealed slides that automatically open drawers when given a light push.
While modern cabinet hardware continues to evolve in both function and style, basic traditional cabinet hardware of good quality is becoming increasingly difficult to find. Not only are traditional suppliers gradually being acquired, moving their production overseas, or just shutting down, but the market for high-quality hardware is following the market for high-quality furniture, slowly disappearing as consumers turn to more modern styles and furniture that is not built to last for generations.
The long and short of this is that it is becoming harder for people who build their own furniture to find good-quality fittings; if you are building an heirloom piece, you want the hardware to match.
That’s why we’ve begun to manufacture furniture fittings in-house. Starting with solid brass, stainless steel, and steel alloys, we machine each piece to exacting specifications. To date, we’ve produced knife hinges, an assortment of small knobs, and shelf supports and will continue later this year with butt hinges, eventually making our way into more and more specialized products.
You spend a tremendous amount of time and effort building your projects; they deserve to have hardware that matches that effort.
Robin C. Lee