Make New Brass Look Old
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The kitchen's original cabinet.(Its door knobs and bin pulls are not original.) One of my current jobs involves adding a few cabinets to a 1912 kitchen.The kitchen's lone original built-in has frame and panel doors hung on traditionally mortised brass b*tt hinges.
The original hinges are unswaged, or what the English shops where I worked early in my career called solid-drawn brass butts.They have fixed pins and no finials.And they are a dark brown-black.One of my go-to sources for loose-pin b*tts with ball tips is Rejuvenation, which sells reproduction hinges that are all but indistinguishable from their original 2-1/2″ counterparts in many an original built-in from a century ago.
Although Rejuvenation is not the only source for hinges of this sort, I've found theirs a good balance of quality and affordability; they also have the virtue of being available in several finishes, which is handy when you're trying to match the hardware in an original cabinet.
But as I mentioned, this job doesn't call for loose-pin b*tts with finials.So I went to another regular source, Paxton Hardware - again, not the only source for fixed-pin butts, but the one I've dealt with for decades because of their...