Mid Century Modern Furniture Reproductions Ideas
Do some homework before shopping for hardware Mid Century Modern Furniture Reproductions. Find images of hardware from the “Old House Journal” or try a salvage farm to be used for comparison. Spread out a dealer that specializes in hardware or cabinets. East styles are definitely formal, but others (including Craftsman) can make a turn-of-the-century piece look rustic. Decorative hardware must match your furniture in scale and style; a snug drawer pull will always look at its place on a bulky chest of drawers, no matter how period it may be.
Perfectly good antique hardware for your Modern Furniture Reproductions project is found in architectural rescue houses and flea markets. “Reproduction” hardware is made of original shapes or can simply be made in the same style as the original. Some reproductions are quite good, but some are missing the extent or detail of the original badly. Metals date hardware. Aluminum was not used in hardware until late 1920s. Look for past period styles in brass or nickel finish.
Some modern hardware can work well on restoration. Not all antiques are meant for museums. If historical correctness is not absolutely necessary and sustainability is your main concern, find hardware “sympathetic” (which means it matches the scale and stylized theme of your play) and made of top quality material. Do you know what you want and be persistent? Your home center associate may not know what you want when you ask for a “Hoosier bin pull”, but there is a family owned iron shop somewhere in your area with a clerk who knows exactly what you need. If he does not wear it, he will know where to find it.