Free Hardware Friday – Peoria Home Show Edition

We are excited to be at the Peoria Home Show this weekend starting today at 4 pm! Unfortunately that means no normal Free Hardware Friday for everyone out there…

However, if anyone is reading this in the area and comes by our booth I’ll give them a D. Lawless gift card if they mention this post. This applies all weekend, so anyone in the area come on by and claim your gift card!
Lol, this blog is growing but has a tiny reach compared to other blogs so I’ll be very excited if anyone actually shows up and takes me up on this! Hope to see you there!
For the rest of your entertainment…the most amazing dancing dog of all time! This is more worth your time than most Free Hardware Fridays I promise.

Huge Cup Pull Sale! 65% Off Three Finishes!

We are in the process of getting exact match knobs for our super popular cup pulls and for a few of our finishes we need to close them out so that the we don’t have the old stock not matching the new knobs. This is pretty much how it works with finishes. If it comes from a different batch, it may not match!

So the following three pulls, already a great deal at $1.85 are marked down 65%  so that the final cost is $.65! Use the coupon code “cup-pulls” during checkout and the discount will be applied ONLY TO THE FOLLOWING PULLS:

The coupon is valid until 3/22/16.
Here are some links to find the cup pulls quickly. The are all 64mm centers.

The Home Builder's Association of Greater Peoria Official Spring Home Show!

This weekend (February 26-28) the three D. Lawless’ will be at the Home Builder’s Association of Great Peoria Official Spring Home Show! We’ll be at booth #525 and are very much looking forward to meeting customer’s and builders in our local area. It’s about 3.5 hours from Olney, IL to Peoria but we can ship to Peoria in a day or two max.
Since I moved to Peoria I’ve had the pleasure of exploring Peoria and working with a lot of the local furniture restorers. Now we’re hoping to build some wholesale clients! Our prices can’t be beat, we just gotta get our name out there! It’s the biggest home show in all of Illinois so we shouldn’t have a problem with that!
Here are some shots from home shows past and I hope this year’s is as good as these pics make it look! You can see more photos and get updates at the Spring Home Show Facebook page.

Free Hardware Friday #13

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Thirteen may be unlucky to some but I was born on the 13th and today is your lucky day! The thirteenth Free Hardware Friday is here and I’ve got a beautiful art deco style satin chrome pull.

This one is a big on with 4 1/2″ centers! Great pull for the price and even better today as it’s free in exchange for photos of your project.

If you wish to participate e-mail me at lawlesshardware @ gmail (dot) com and include…
1. Your address
2. The product number and quantity of pull you need. You can follow the links to our site for the product number. This makes it easy for me to copy and paste the orders in.
3. A promise to take photos of the project you used the knobs on and send them to me. I would like a closeup of the knob and a shot of the whole project for perspective. (Please do this as quickly as possible, low picture return rates are the ONLY thing that will stop this promotion from going forward all year)
4. Written permission to use your photography to promote our products. I might post your photo on our HomeTalk page, on this blog, on a product page, or the like. I will give credit to you or your business when using the photos.

5. Optional, but appreciated. A social media tag and/or mention us to someone!

Looking forward to it everyone!

Free Hardware Friday #12 – Brass!

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Free Hardware Friday is here again and this time with a classic brass cabinet knob! Here’s the knob and instructions to participate are below. Thanks!

If you wish to participate e-mail me at lawlesshardware @ gmail (dot) com and include…

1. Your address
2. The product number and quantity of pull you need. You can follow the links to our site for the product number. This makes it easy for me to copy and paste the orders in.
3. A promise to take photos of the project you used the knobs on and send them to me. I would like a closeup of the knob and a shot of the whole project for perspective. (Please do this as quickly as possible, low picture return rates are the ONLY thing that will stop this promotion from going forward all year)
4. Written permission to use your photography to promote our products. I might post your photo on our HomeTalk page, on this blog, on a product page, or the like. I will give credit to you or your business when using the photos.
5. Optional, but appreciated. A social media tag and/or mention us to someone!

Looking forward to it everyone!

How to Install Partial Wrap Overlay Hinges

There are many, many different types of hinges for many different applications including inset, butt, concealed and European to name a few. In this article, we will be discussing partial wrap overlay hinges and how to easily install them.
install overlay cabinet hinges
Partial wrap overlay hinges come in different types – 1/4” overlay, 3/8” overlay, 1/2″ overlay and variable overlay. They also come in many different finishes such as nickel, chrome, bronze and brass, and can be spray painted, if desired, to match any décor or cabinet pulls.
1/4″ partial wrap overlay hinges are for doors that will overlay the sides of the cabinet opening by 1/4″ and are mainly used in cabinets without face frames. They are great for tight spaces, and are the hinges used in the installation example.
3/8” partial wrap overlay and 1/2″ partial wrap overlay hinges are basically the same as 1/4″ partial wrap overlay hinges except that they allow the cabinet door to overlay the sides of the cabinet opening by 3/8” and 1/2″ respectively, and are used on cabinetry with face frames. Though they can be used on cabinets without face frames, there is the possibility of not having enough space and the hinge will hang over the side of the cabinet. They also come in a variety of finishes, and are really easy to install.
Variable overlay hinges can be used with any type of cabinet door regardless of the overlay and they do not have a “wrap”. They can be used with doors that overlay by 1/4″, 3/8”, 1/2″ or even 1”, if necessary. These hinges also come in a wide variety of finishes (even in white!) and are easy to install. They have a flat plate that secures to the door and a sort of oval shaped “wing” that attaches to the cabinet face frame.
How to Install Partial Wrap Overlay Hinges:
Partial wrap overlay hinges are hinges that partially “wrap” around the cabinet side then secure to the door with a plate. The “wrap” is an L-shaped piece on the hinge that, in my opinion, makes installation a breeze!
Step One
Mark the position for the hinge on the back face of the door. Pre-drill the holes for the screws, then install the screws securing the hinge to the door. Do this for both hinges on the door.
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Step Two
This step may require an extra set of hands… Open the hinge and position side of the door over the side of the cabinet. Mark the position of the hinge and pre-drill the holes. Repeat the process for the other hinge. Secure the hinge to the cabinet using the screws, then make any necessary adjustments.
How to install overlay hinges
That is all there is to installing partial overlay hinges… To me, they are the easiest to install and making adjustments with these hinges (so the doors line up, etc.) is even easier. Stay tuned for future articles where we will discuss a different type of hinge and its installation!

Free Hardware Friday #11

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Free Hardware Friday is here again and this time we’ve got a popular little ceramic knob from our own D. Lawless Hardware brand of hardware. We’ve sold thousands of these blue enamelware style ceramic knob but I have no pictures! It’s 1 1/4″ in diameter and you and the rest of the details on the product page.

Follow the instructions below and get as many of these as you need totally free! It’s really easy, it’s basically just me giving you free knobs in exchange for photos of your project. No catches! In fact this has so few catches that there are still some people that promised me pictures for FHFs from last year and I still don’t have their pics and there’s nothing I can do about it. LOL!

If you wish to participate e-mail me at lawlesshardware @ gmail (dot) com and include…

1. Your address
2. The product number and quantity of pull you need. You can follow the links to our site for the product number. This makes it easy for me to copy and paste the orders in.
3. A promise to take photos of the project you used the knobs on and send them to me. I would like a closeup of the knob and a shot of the whole project for perspective. (Please do this as quickly as possible, low picture return rates are the ONLY thing that will stop this promotion from going forward all year)
4. Written permission to use your photography to promote our products. I might post your photo on our HomeTalk page, on this blog, on a product page, or the like. I will give credit to you or your business when using the photos.
5. Optional, but appreciated. A social media tag and/or mention us to someone!

Looking forward to it everyone!

Custom Make Your Own Cabinet Knobs

Do you need drawer knobs for a project but haven’t found the right set? Sometimes a project just isn’t complete unless all of the parts “click” together! There is an easy way to customize your own drawer knobs for any project and here is how to do it…
Supplies:
29.75 mm Knob Base (available in Oil Rubbed Bronze or Satin Nickel)
Scrapbooking paper in a smallish pattern
Scissors
Mod Podge
Small sponge brush
Clear adhesive such as Stik n’ Seal , GO2 glue or Liquid Nails Perfect Glue
These customized drawer knobs are so easy to make: place one of the clear glass cabochons on the scrapbooking paper and trace around it. The cabochons will magnify the design by 1.5x, so a smaller design on the paper is perfect. Cut out the circle with a pair of scissors.
Apply a coat of Mod Podge on the back of the cabochon (the flat side) using the sponge brush. Position the scrapbooking paper circle printed side down on the Mod Podge. Smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles carefully so the paper does not get torn, and let dry thoroughly. Waiting overnight is the best bet!
Once the Mod Podge is dry, apply a coat of the clear adhesive to the top of the knob base. A small, disposable brush can be used to spread the adhesive evenly on the surface. A toothpick or cotton swab would work, as well. Press the cabochon (flat side down) on the knob base and wiggle it a little to create suction. This will create a bond that will help the cabochon stick to the knob base better. Let the drawer knob dry at least overnight.
Now the knob is ready to be used in any project! That was really easy, wasn’t it?
These customized knobs can be used in any project… They would be perfect as hangerson a wall, used on a cabinet door in the kitchen or bathroom, or as a fancy addition to a dresser or cabinet. The knobs can also be secured to tapered corks for use as bottle stoppers.
Instead of scrapbooking paper behind the cabochon, photocopied  or scanned and printed photographs can be used (don’t use the originals!). The photocopy or print will be cut and adhered to the back of the cabochon in the same manner as the scrapbooking paper. These personalized knobs would be perfect for a jewelry hanger, and would make a fabulous gift for anyone!
Other ideas in lieu of using the scrapbooking paper include magazine pages, wrapping paper, calendars printed on thin paper, old book pages, old sheet music, etc. Imagine a set of drawer knobs made with old dictionary pages using specific words such as kindness, love, peace or hope… That would be really awesome, especially since the cabochon acts as a magnifying glass!
The possibilities are endless to customize your own drawer knobs! There are so many ways to do it and create a stunning project that is uniquely personalized. They are really easy to make!