ProBuilder Product Report: Hardware

Check out all these new hardware products from Hickory Hardware, Simonton Windows and more.
By By Nick Bajzek, Products Editor | January 31, 2008

Old Hickory

Hickory Hardware's four new styles of decorative appliance pulls coordinate with the company's cottage, Williamsburg, American diner and Euro-contemporary cabinet hardware collections. Meant for use on oversized cabinets and wood-paneled appliances, the pulls are available in 8-inch to 24-inch sizes and an assortment of finishes.

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Lock It In

A new series of hardware upgrades for patio doors from Simonton Windows has an external key lock and multi-point locking system for safety. Dubbed the Legacy, the handles are surprisingly ergonomic and are made in antique brass, brushed chrome, mineral bronze, oil-rubbed bronze and polished brass.

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Hardware Infused

The latest "themed" hardware from Fusion Hardware Group includes decorative faucets, door hardware, cabinet hardware, accessories and even lighting. There are fewer parts for easier installation and a dual spring assist to get rid of the "knob wobble." All locks auto adjust to door thickness from 1-1/4 to 2-1/2 inches.

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Berenson's Opus

Sporting a hip, modern look, the Opus Suite from Berenson complements most traditional or contemporary kitchens, vanities and entertainment centers. The suite offers 96 mm, 128 mm and 416 mm pulls that are accompanied by an oval-shaped, 1-3/8 inch knob. Standard-size hardware in Venetian bronze, rustic tin and other finishes are available.

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Crooks Beware

The rugged D800 Series deadbolt lock set from Dorma Architectural Hardware features an imposing deadbolt made from stainless steel for strength and rust resistance. Crooks are going to have a hard time kicking doors in with the heavy-duty brass cylinder housed in hardened steel with a heavy steel spin ring. The Grade 1 deadbolt is available in either 2 3/8-inch or 2 3/4-inch backsets.

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Smart Keys, Safe House

Part of the company's latest security offerings, Kwikset's SmartKey features a proprietary patented side-locking bar to replace the traditional pin and tumbler designs. SmartKey locks can be re-keyed in 30 seconds or less, eliminating many of the hassles and complexities associated with re-keying.

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Get a Grip

Hettich America's new handles from the 2007 ProDecor Collection offer a large surface area perfect clients seeking dramatic décor. The handles are slender and contoured and are made of aluminum or die-cast zinc with bright chrome and stainless steel finishes. Several handle widths and lengths are available.

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