Ivy Hollow - door hardware

by brae  

While touring the Wade House Stagecoach Hotel in Greenbush, Wisconsin, I took some photos of door hardware that rather appealed to me - a simple door knob and keyhole.

On the other side, there's an inset lock box with the opposite door knob and keyhole.

I dug through my stash and took out a white door knob, a previously painted keyhole and a washer. I spray painted the keyhole and washer with flat black then finished with a satin sealer. I chose a white knob with a little wear so I wouldn't have to age it any further.

I also found a package of Houseworks door knob lock boxes. Since there were two, I tried to remove the door knob to see if I could make the door knobs match on either side of the door, but it damaged the casing. So, I was left to spray the lock box and lock plate the same flat black with a satin sealer.

I had to hand paint inside the keyhole since the spray didn't reach the inside.

Since the lock rail and the lock box are roughly the same height, I am opting to not inset the lock box for fear of making a mess of it. This will be so hard to see on the interior as it is, it's hardly worth the risk, but I will file the idea away for another time and another door.

I'll need to build the door frame before I can glue the lock box in place, just in case I need to adjust the placement or use different hardware if this doesn't look right in the end.


Comment from: Debora L. [Visitor]
It looks great so far :)
08/22/19 @ 22:44
Comment from: marilyn [Visitor]  
I have just used the self same two piece kit - with no tweaks like yours of course) I couldn't get the lock box in either without chiselling a place for it but luckily the gap was enough to allow me to turn it edge on instead of flat on the way it should be and squeeze it in..... just a thought Picture of it in this post: https://daltonhouse.blogspot.com/2019/08/painting-and-papering-walls.html
08/28/19 @ 13:28
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :>>

Marilyn, those locks are superb. I've a plan to add a deadbolt to the Brownstone door, and you've given me food for thought! :yes:
09/09/19 @ 13:11

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