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Our customers need solutions on a daily basis which simply are not available in our catalog, nor that of any other door hardware manufacturer. The true value of Classic Brass to our dealers is our desire to be ‘the solution’ to their client's unique requirements. We have the flexibility and technical knowledge to address the real world problems other hardware companies cannot react to...unusual plate sizes, limited clearance issues, exotic finishes – we will respond to your needs and offer the solutions you seek. The following short stories are examples of how we have provided Classic Solutions to our valued dealers.

Classic Solutions

Hammered Cabinet Backplates

10/4/2016

Its all in the details...Tori's client selected our new Après Collection cabinet knobs, square backplates and 8” c-c pulls for her project.  She was very particular about the size, type and location of the slot head screws.  

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Custom Bun Knob

10/4/2016

Phil’s client selected a standard 2-1/4” bun knob for their project, however, was he was looking for an option to distinguish the knob from just ‘any old knob.’

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Après Lift & Slide

10/4/2016

Vaughn’s client was nearing completion of a large residence in southern Georgia.  The project required thirty-one sets of Lift & Slide door trim and twenty sets of Multi Point garden doors. The windows were supplied by Tischler Windows and Doors and one of their many features offered is narrow stiles to maximize the view.

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Exterior Multi Point Window Trim

3/21/2016

Joey was working on a project with a number of Multi Point windows.  The client wanted to add a feature to some of the large windows so they would have the appearance of doors.

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Low Profile Flush Pull

3/21/2016

Peter’s customer originally ordered flush pull hardware for a 1-3/4” door.  During the fulfillment process of the customer door order, the doors were delivered as 1-3/8”.  His client needed a solution for privacy pocket door trim and lock.

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Large Knob

3/21/2016

Keith’s client requested a large knob and rose half dummy to place in the center of a large entry door.

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Custom Escutcheons

8/3/2015

Erika's client requested a custom size escutcheon with a unique variation of a ONE STEP edge detail.  The client requested ONE STEP edge on the sides of the escutcheon and a SLAB edge on the top/bottom of the escutcheon to complement the specified Fifth Avenue Collection knob.

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Cathedral Finials

8/3/2015

David specified a number of architectural grade hinges on the project with the Cathedral finial option.  His client specified hinge pin stops, which required a custom Cathedral finial.

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Fifth Avenue Escutcheons

8/3/2015

Dennis’ client was completing an extensive renovation on the east of Florida and had a specific style of metal door already installed to meet hurricane code.  They were interested in upgrading the quality, style and finish of the door hardware without modifying their existing doors.

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Hammered Escutcheons

6/15/2015

Chip's client requested the entire surface of our 2-1/2" x 20" Fifth Avenue escutcheons with the two-step edge detail to be hammered. The client requested the top of the Chautauqua COIN knob to be hammered as well.  Lastly, the client specified their 5" x 20" flush pulls with the hammering detail on the entire surface. 

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Engraved Plaques

6/15/2015

Brooks' client requested two custom engraved plaques for two penthouse units located on the upper east side of Manhattan.

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Sliding Door Set

6/15/2015

Kent's client selected a specific style pull and turnpiece to be designed with our SLAB edge escutcheon for sliding glass doors.

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Engraved Plaque

4/24/2015

Bryce's customer requested a custom engraved 3" x 2" plaque with PUSH to complement the same edge as the Fifth Avenue Push Plate they selected.

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Custom Door Viewer

4/24/2015

Their client was specifying hardware for a new forty-three condominium unit on the east side of Manhattan.  In addition to several other custom hardware items, they requested Antoinette develop a viewfinder with a swingcover feature on the interior side of the entrance door.

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Custom Entrance Escutcheon

4/24/2015

Brooks' client was restoring a pair of large entry doors for a residence in Hudson, NY and was in need of oversized escutcheons to conceal areas of the doors which could not be repaired.  They requested a pair of 8-1/2” x 12-5/16” escutcheons with a two-step edge.

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Custom Hinge Finial

10/30/2014

The interior designer on this project selected our cross hatch knurl pattern to be used on the levers, knobs, roses and escutcheons throughout the residence. She requested a specific profile for the ball inspired finial adding the cross hatch detail to coordinate with the rest of the trim on the doors.

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Custom Flush Pull

10/27/2014

One of our new Chautauqua Collection edge details was specified for a project which required a small (2" x 5") flush pull to use with an Accurate 2000 flush pull mortise lock.  

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Multi Point Window Lever

10/26/2014

The client selected our new Chautauqua Collection rope lever for their residence. The project consisted of a large number of multi point windows with a specific maximum projection of 2.75" requirement for the lever/escutcheon due to clearance issues. 

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Lift & Slide Hardware

1/2/2014

Phil’s client required custom hardware for multiple sets of Lift & Slide doors on his project. Our Hutter Collection levers and coin escutcheons were specified for the interior and exterior doors.

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Custom Fifth Avenue Escutcheons

1/2/2014

The architect designed unique custom escutcheons for a 50+ door project north of Toronto which were used with our new Fifth Avenue Collection lever. The interior escutcheons were 5” x 20” and were mortised into the face of ebony black doors with a 20” faceplate creating the look of a full wrap around the doors.

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