I would like to replace the knobs and pulls on my cabinets and drawers but
the local hardware stores seem SO expensive. $4.00 for one brass pull?
I would like decent hardware but am not sure what makes one material
better than another and would appreciate some advice and comments.
Also, does anyone know of a reliable place with a decent selection I could
order on the web that would be cheaper than the big chain hardware stores?
Thanks so much!
You can try www.woodworkershardware.com
They have some good (and expensive) stuff, but also have some
economically priced lines. But if you have your heart set on solid
brass, $4 is going to seem like a bargain.
Solid brass hardware is never cheap. I would consider $4.00 fairly
inexpensive for brass. There are a lot of materials to consider, so
perhaps you should look further to see what else might appeal to you.
Thanks for the references to www.woodworkershardware.com and leevalley.com.
I didn't mean to infer I was looking for brass. Actually, I'm looking more
for a satin nickel finish. The $4.00 reference to the brass pull was just
my comment on how expensive some pulls can be.
So... anyone know about the satin nickel or brushed aluminum type
finishes? I don't know what these would be made of or how the finishes are
protected or hold up.
Sorry for misleading you about the brass!
If you are talking about solid brass, $4.00 IS a very reasonable
price. Solid brass or bronze will look great and will last longer
than you will. Cheapie pulls and handles will be brass plated onto
pot metal or plastic. These are much more prone to discoloration, and
plastic ones will eventually break.
She came back later that she didnt mean to make it brass specific. Agreed
on the plastic ones. I kinda like ceramic (though they too can break).
I have been eyeing some new ones for my kitchen too. A cheap way to spiffy
up the looks. That and i need to redo the wallpaper (ancient and has
patches missing due to renters).
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