So many pictures, so little time..

I have a confession to make: I don’t always post the pictures I receive in a timely manner. Contrary to popular belief, I actually do work for the better part of every day, most days.

For the past month to month and a half or so we have been working on two big projects here. One is a complete build out of all the components used in every piece of hardware we sell. While that may not mean much to you, it does mean a lot to us. It will give us instant access to complete and accurate stock information all the time. For a small company like this one, that is a big deal. The second project we are working on is our catalog #79. While Pablo is doing most of the actual work on it, we all play a role in planning, pricing, and proofing. Phew, that was a mouthful and probably more than you wanted to know. Generally, looking at pictures of furniture is more enjoyable. I want to give you what you want. I have a few .

First up are two pieces from Bernard, the first is a classy Pennsylvania spice box. The second is a great document box with some nice carvings. Both plans came from Fine Woodworking.

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Next up we have a small box from Lee.

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Next up we have Lesley’s vintage serpentine mahogany low chest. Lesley’s piece started life as a highboy in the 1940’s or 50’s. Lesley cut out two sections, by hand-no power tools, doweled and glued it, and turned it into a low chest for her hall. Nice job Lesley!

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Two more! We have Karl Kennedy, of Kennedy’s Furniture Refinishing in Bellefontaine, OH. Karl was kind enough to share his client’s antique sideboard with new pulls.

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Finally, we have a gorgeous walnut lace cabinet from Tim.

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Too many posts for one day, I know

But I thought this one, from Jerry Satierle of Satierles Custom Carpentry, is pretty special. In his own words:

…the build wasn’t a typical build for these bed bolts and covers
I was asked to make a playpen (for lack of a better term ) for a special needs young adult . I used the bed bolt hardware to construct and make this piece able to be assembled and reassembled with the ease of the old time beds . Everything went together as planed and it really makes this look like a piece of furniture . Inside the en closer is a queen size mattress .   The hardware from the bolts to the covers were finally made , your speed in shipping was the best . 
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Thursday Happy Hour

It’s Thursday, and for many people that means the week is coming to an end. Though not usually, ironically, for a professional custom woodworkers. They rarely leave the shop at all.

But I digress, Thursday is a night out for many, or a night to have a drink or two at home. Today, we are answering the question: What is a nice way to store the booze? Two hundred years ago the answer, frequently, was a cellarette. A small box of sorts with a locking drawer and lid. Put the booze in the big patt and the rest of the supplies in the drawer-lock them up and be done with it. I would think this piece, by Jim Huggett, would be a beautiful addition to most any traditional home.

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Ah yes, the reason I write about these in the first place. The hardware. Jim chose our PB-409 butt hinges for the lid, H-10 rosette pulls for the drawers, H-42 knobs for the pull out, and our LK-6 lock for the lid.

Check out those legs!

Well, feet anyway. Legs just made a better headline.

Daniel was kind enough to share this gorgeous three legged table. In his words:

I used one of your “spiders” on a little Shaker inspired table I made from cherry. The original was made about 1820 in the New Lebanon village in New York state. It had a small spider on the bottom of the post to strengthen the part that “holds it all together.”  I cut the legs off your spider just past the inner set of holes, and I also thinned the width of the legs a bit to make it less noticeable. You can see it on the photo if you look closely.  The original of this table is in the American Museum of Britain (who knew??) and is included among their 50 most valued items.  Here is a link to their version

http://americanmuseum.org/about-the-museum/collections/top-50-objects/round-stand/

Hope you enjoy.

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Cabinets for a Cause

James from Syracuse was kind enough to share his cabinet for a cause, in his words:

Everything for my project turned out wonderful and your hardware was a perfect match for my project.  I crafted an Arts & Crafts Cabinet to be auctioned off at a Charity for Children event in November. All proceeds from the auction are donated to the charity.  The cabinet is locally harvested quarter sawn white oak and features quality hinges, knobs and pulls from Horton Brass, Inc. I have attached pictures to this e-mail if you wish to share on your blog!…I would like to include that the Arts and Crafts cabinet is a design by Michael Pekovich of Fine Woodworking.com.

 

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Today is a woodworking project Monday. We have a backlog of incredible pieces that people have emailed to us over the last few weeks, and rather than dole them out one at a time we are giving you all of them all at once.  Because we are nice like that! Ha, maybe we just can’t keep up and need to get them out there on the wonderful, wonderful web. Anyway:

We’ll start with Wayne, in his own words:

Timing is everything!  Your hardware was installed just this week on our custom desk/wall unit.
We are quite satisfied with the quality and aesthetics of the parts as well as the outstanding responsiveness of Horton Brasses in providing color samples and ultimately the selected knobs and handles so quickly.
We searched a long time and are pleased — and fortunate — that we found you.
Here are some photos of the finished piece:
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And from Mike:
I couldn’t be more delighted with the handles I got from you. They were used on either side of a goncalo alves jewelry box I made for my granddaughter. She was delighted and ‘oohed’ and ‘aahed’ over every detail, especially the handles. The scale was perfect for the size of the box I built, and complemented the character of the wood quite nicely.  The motif was perfect for the application. I look forward to using more of your products on future projects. (I wish the pix showed off the handles better, but believe me, they are perfect!)
 
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And finally, we have Patrick with a very unique Chinese style piece:
 
I finally completed my project, a chest inspired by a 19th century Chinese dynastic era piece.  Your hinges are perfect.  You did not have a Macintosh style catch of the type I wanted, but I found something from another vendor with the same patina. It used phillips screws instead of slots, so I will order some antique brass slot screws from you with my next order.  Your screws will look better on the chest.
 
I am a woodworker for fun, so I do not purchase a lot of hardware, but your website is the first place I look for great quality products.
 
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