Paige Migneault Door Knob May 20th, 2018 - 10:45:01
How much would you pay for antique door knobs? How about $8300 for just one knob? Thats the price that the Doggie knob fetched at an auction. The beautifully carved bronze knob with a pooch looking through the center was created in the late 1800s. There are believed to be only two of them in existence. Porcelain door knobs are perfect pieces of door hardware. They can add a touch of style and elegance to your doors. These door knobs can be installed quickly and easily on any type of door. Just like other door knobs porcelain knobs are also available for different purposes like entrance passage privacy and dummy.
But things have progressed over the years. Now you can find a door knob in almost any shape or size to do the job you need done. You can even find designer door knobs these days if you are all about fashion. Some are hand made of stone glass and other materials. If you want to go classy glass door knobs are very beautiful. They can look like gems shining from a treasure hold if they are put in the right room with the right lighting. One thing to note about glass door knobs is that they are not recommended for the outside doors to your home as they are more fragile than other knobs and may not react well to the changes in temperatures.
Some antique door knob collectors are very serious about their trade. They know all there is to know about antique door knobs. If you think a door knob is a door knob youre dead wrong. In the last century antique door knobs have gone through a number of personality and design changes. Instead of just being something used to open and close a door door knobs back then were just as much a part of the house as the rest of the décor and were expected to make a statement. For a while the job was relegated mostly to glass artists who created beautiful bubble glass knobs lead crystal cut into jewel-like shapes as well as amazing pieces of brass that were carved into extremely ornate patterns.
We have to think about the basic things first like the proper matching of replaced knobs with the door design. If we find this satisfactory we can then proceed. Just like the removal process we have to place the latch mechanism first on the door. Keeping the screws loose initially can help here because this would help to adjust the knobs smoothly. We can tighten the screws afterward. After adjusting and tightening all these parts we will have to use them by spinning the knobs to find if it is working properly or not. These steps are the basics for replacing a door knob.