Rated 2 out of 5 by kim18 pretty but not well made
Bought 3 sets ( total six glass knobs) and after 2 months, 3 different knobs have come off in someone's hand. The glue holding glass to metal is insufficient- I glued it back myself, but really, I shouldn't have to do that!
August 2, 2009
Rated 3 out of 5 by homebuddy bueatiful - but what a project!
We got several knobs for a remodel of our home. The knobs are beautiful - but don't think you can simply swap these onto a standard door. Here's what we had to do to make these work. First - we had to order custom doors with specially cut "antique" style holes for the handle. this is basically a 1/2" hole with a connecting shaft through to the frame. Second - you'll need a "standard tubular back set conversion latch" that will fit a square spindle. We got some from "house of antique hardware" online for about $10 each. Lastly, the square spindle that comes with the knob is too short for a standard door width. You will need to get one that is about 1/2" longer to get the knobs to securely attach. This knob needed a course thread. We got ours from Weeks in Portland Oregon for about $8. So all in all, our new knobs cost us: Custom Door slab: $60, retro latch kit: $10, longer square spindle: $8. And be careful not to strip the set screws. It's easy to do. Now that's it's done, we do love the look - but it was a project to get there! Hope this is helpful!
November 18, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by Phlwerbud These are awesome!
I love the look of these knobs! The knobs themselves are perfect size for your hand. They look great on the door and clean easily. The collars are smaller than traditional knobs so I did have to do some rework upon replacing the old ones with these but it was worth it. I ordered 2 more!!
December 3, 2009