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How can I tell if the knob I am purchasing is lacquered or unlacquered? Will my pieces patina over time?

How can I tell if the knob I am purchasing is lacquered or unlacquered? Will my pieces patina over time?

A very common question we get from our clients is whether a particular brass item, such as a brass cabinet knob or brass drawer handle, is lacquered or unlacquered. We get this questions because our clients would like to know whether the item's color will change or in other words whether it will acquire a patina over time. While some might prefer the shiny, warm finish of new brass, many love the patina finish of older brass. The short answer: most modern items will not change color or acquire a patina.  What is patina? A word that often comes up in the context of...

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Introducing the Lew's Hardware Brushed Brass Collection

Introducing the Lew's Hardware Brushed Brass Collection

Forge Hardware Studio is now offering a broad range of Lew's Hardware, by the award-winning designer Lewis Dolin. The many items in the Lew's Hardware range has brought a fresh look to the decorative hardware market. The bar pulls are a simple geometric form which provid great versatility in their application. Because all Lew's items in brushed brass come in the same finish, they can be mixed and match among other Lew's items. The Disc Knob for example, can be combined with both the bar Collection, the Round Bar Collection and the Barrel Collection. We offer both of Lew's Hardware most popular collections, which...

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What is the difference between brass finishes in cabinet hardware such as polished brass, brushed brass, and satin brass?

Hardware Update

What is the difference between brass finishes in cabinet hardware such as polished brass, brushed brass, and satin brass?

Below we explain the subtle difference between the various finishes found in brass cabinet hardware such as brass cabinet knobs, brass cabinet handles, brass drawer pulls, and brass kitchen fixtures. Selecting hardware for your project can be overwhelming enough, right? I mean it's the jewelry of the home, it is so important, but there are so many options and who has the time? You just finished selecting counter tops, cabinets styles, you sorted through hundreds of tones of grey (or white or navy!) paint. It seems like the final stretch, you are almost done. Your cabinets are arriving next week (exciting!),...

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Shanty2Chic Sister Uses Forge Hardware Studio in Newly Renovated Kitchen

Shanty2Chic Sister Uses Forge Hardware Studio in Newly Renovated Kitchen

We are so excited to share the news that Whitney from Shanty2Chic used our European Round Brass Drawer Pulls in her newly renovated kitchen, and the results are stunning. The mix of farmhouse style with satin brass handles in the perfect mix of textures. The Shanty Sisters have an amazing blog, YouTube channel and and HGTV show where they share plans for amazing wood furniture and wood decor. You can find it all here m.youtube.com/user/shanty2chic? You can see the stunning farmhouse style kitchen with beautiful grey cabinets and brass handles from Forge Hardware Studio in Shanty2Chic's Instagram page:  https://www.instagram.com/p/BL_RSEshpvI/?taken-by=shanty2chic&hl=en Here are some...

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Brassy Launch!

Brassy Launch!

Hello all,  Thank you for visiting and forgive me if the format or substance of this blog is unorthodox. It's my first blog post and I am beyond thrilled!  As some of you may know, we have a lovely Etsy shop where we sell a curated collection of brass hardware and a smaller collection of other modern finishes. We specialize in brass knobs and brass pulls to outfit the beautiful kitchens and other projects. Though we love our Etsy shop (forgehardwarestudio.etsy.com - who doesn't love Etsy!), we wanted to branch out and begin establishing a separate online presence, which is...

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