Rated 1 out of 5 by Danester19 Do Not Buy This Doorknob!
I bought this doorknob with intentions of putting it on our bathroom and it turned out to be such a nightmare! You have to buy hardware, which isn't easy to find since it's an antique. Once we finally found the hardware and installed the doorknob it wouldn't work. Needless to say, after all of the hassle, we're returning this. Don't waste your time!
January 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by duvatney Um
The lack of hardwire isn't the enormous hassle that the previous reviewer seems to think it is. I mean, I went to Home Depot and bought wood screws. They cost less than a dollar. And it works fine. I'm guessing that someone who's put out by buying screws probably isn't a very handy Smurf.
Also, I used the doorknobs for two doors - bedroom and bathroom - and left the original hardware on the inside.
September 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by jpar But what a beautiful nightmare this will be!
So I bought this despite the prior poor review because of how simple the other reviewer stated the installation was. Psh, what a simpleton, I thought, then wondering why I even used that word in the first place. I'm handy enough! I've installed and changed out lots of doorknobs at home. This will be so worth all the compliments I'll be getting on my bathroom doorknob!
Boy, do I regret that.
Yes, you will need to buy wood screws, because this item comes with no additional hardware and does not even include instructions. So I had to follow a tutorial online which helped guide me through what additional hardware to buy and detailed the installation process since Anthropologie evidently ain't got time for that. Guess what though? Neither do I.
You may also need to buy a bore insert, like I had to, because the opening on the door is larger on most modern doors. This was an additional $33 online since no hardware store in town carried these.
Then I needed to buy a new conversion latch, for the inside of the door. That was an additional $25, also online.
If you're keeping track I just blew $110+ on a doorknob. And this is for a door already fitted with an antique doorknob because my home is 100 years old. But, like everyone else, I want my home to be a well-curated vintage style, down to the doorknobs. The authentic vintage doorknob that came with my house just wouldn't do.
So, after a week of waiting for the additional hardware to arrive, I got to install my new $110 doorknob! It was going well thanks to random blogger who made instructions that Anthropologie couldn't, but turns out the spindle was too long!
So I can weld my $110 doorknob spindle, or I can head to my closest hardware store to buy another spindle ($7?) since I need to get the wood screws ($8?) that Anthropologie couldn't spare the expense to include when I bought this $48 (now-$120+) doorknob.
I better get a whole lot of compliments on this bathroom doorknob. Then I can launch into a story of how horrible the entire experience was and how no one should buy a doorknob from Anthropologie, ever, and how I even wrote a review which I never do because I felt it was necessary to prevent others from wasting their time.
I should have paid my kid $10 to paint "do not disturb" on our current doorknob and spent the other $110 on booze. And please don't tell my husband how much this doorknob has cost us, kthnx.
February 23, 2015