Entries by Laura Hanson

Living vs. Lacquered Finishes

When choosing a finish, the basic question is whether you want your finish to change with use and time. Unlacquered brass achieves a beautiful, warm patina over time. Otherwise, if you want your brass hardware to remain new-looking, it must be lacquered.

Forged Brass vs. Cast Brass

Making forged brass is a longer, superior process than stamped or cast brass. Forging produces a solid brass product with very few imperfections. Typically, forged brass is tougher than cast brass because of the thermal and metallurgical process it goes through.

Door Handing

Door Handing refers to the way a door opens and is determined by the hinge locations. Learn the differences between right and left handed doors.