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Monday, December 30, 2019

Pneumatic Tube Video Reached 20,000 Views!

My father and brother made this video demonstrating how to make a pneumatic tube system for delivering inter office packages and paper work. Now it's been seen over 20,000 times!

It was the first one of it's kind up on YouTube, made in early 2016. Now there are a few more by other people showing off some different methods of doing it. Together with our video there is a great set of videos for making one of your own!

          

A little time consuming, but anyone can build one for around $100 in materials depending on how long and how strong you need it to be.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

D. Lawless Depression Glass Cabinet Knobs

We have carried our line of depression glass knobs for over twenty years now. Our collection was originally created for customers building antique reproductions and were priced at a wholesale level. As time went on, we picked up retail customers and the price never went up. These are HIGH QUALITY glass knobs. You cannot get a better depression glass knob than this by paying more. We are at half the price of many places and are actually supplying the knobs to a lot of the places, but we won't mention any names!

Over the years we have picked up some amazingly talented customers using them on a regular basis so I thought I would feature some of the big ones and then add a few nice projects from other customers as well at the end.

First up, Surrey Lane Home does custom furniture work in and around Petoskey, Michigan and Sara's work is fantastic. Each piece is one of a kind and she uses our glass knobs on a ton of her pieces!

This first piece uses matching depression glass knobs and pulls!

matching custom furniture piece

yellow custom cabinets with glass pulls

And this wonderful bright piece features a nice set of the clear glass knobs and is rolling on our wood casters too!

custom cabinet with glass knobs

glass furniture knobs

Next up is another very talented furniture artist, Jennifer at Eight Hundred Furniture! Jennifer is well known in the furniture design world and each one of her pieces shows why! We are lucky to have some of her work featured on our most popular glass knob's product page. We are grateful because we know having her work leads to sales! Thank you Jennifer!

This lovely floral dresser features two sizes of our clear glass knob and is truly a wonderful piece of furniture.

glass knobs and blue floral dresser

floral dresser with glass dresser knobs

This next piece uses the same knobs and has a beautiful distressed finish. Beautiful work, the drawers with the distressing is fantastic!

custom dresser makeover glass knobs

two tone dresser with glass knobs

We've also had projects submitted by many other talented people and businesses and I'll show off a few more before we are done. If this article doesn't convince you how nice these knobs are, I don't know what will!!

Viv & Violets comes in with this white dresser makeover. I am particularly fond of the white and glass look. Thank you!

white dresser with glass knobs

Thank you to Wildflower Restorations for the great overhead shot of the knobs!

Clear Glass Knobs Top View

And finally I'll show off the glass knobs on a this nice black dresser from Eastern Shore Chic!

Black Dresser with Clear Glass Knobs

The glass knobs featured come in twelve different colors of which pink and milk white are quite popular as well. Each of the glass knobs has a matching glass pull in the style seen from Surrey Lane Home.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Hardware Pro Tip: Variable Length/Break Off Screws

Drawer thickness varies, cabinet thickness varies, why not the screws!?

A lot of people will know what these are, but over time I've been surprised to run into some real furniture pros that didn't know they existed. Perfect for having around if you do a lot of different projects that always need a different length of screw.

We carry a couple different options on the break off screws.
We have this one that starts out as a 8-32 x 1 3/4" and then breaks off at three stage to also be 1 1/2", 1 1/4", and 1".

break off screws

We have the two pack of variable length screws that gives you pretty much any size you need as one starts at 1 1/2" and breaks off down to 1 1/4" and 1".  While the second screw starts at 1 3/8" and breaks off down to 7/8" and 5/8".

Break-Off Screws (2 Pack) - 5/8, 7/8, 1-3/8 & 1, 1-1/4, 1-1/2

The variable length screws are just a variation of the standard truss head screw used on a wide variety of furniture and cabinetry.

Monday, December 16, 2019

D. Lawless Hardware featured on Finding Silver Pennies!

We recently had the honor of working with Danielle of Finding Silver Pennies on her bathroom makeover. She used soft brass knobs and pulls and the results are fantastic. Lots more photos of the bathroom with some beautiful design ideas over on the full post.

Thank you Danielle!

navy vanity with soft brass hardware

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

D. Lawless Hardware Friends - Nobel Prize Winners Edition

December 10th is the annual Nobel Prize awards ceremony. And while neither me nor any of our friends here have won the Nobel Prize for physics like Marie Curie, we did team up to create some really beautiful pieces of furniture!

Today I've featured a group of projects that all came in this month so far. I am hoping to start featuring the work from our Facebook group in the blog more often, so be on the lookout!

First up, we just got in a wonderful dresser makeover with our milk glass pulls from Simply Rustic!

dresser with white milk glass pulls

This one of a kind custom job using some knobs from our Cyber Monday sale was posted by the talented Ty at Call Me TLC.

custom painted furniture makeover

The distressed edges and the copper knobs look fantastic on this piece from Tuned Up Treasures!

rustic dresser with antique copper knobs
This one of a kind lingerie dresser with our nickel label pulls is fantastic! Thank you Eclat Designs by Crystin!

lingerie cabinet with nickel labels

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