Pottery Barn Twist Iron Hardware vs Van Dyke's Restorers
|Pottery Barn Bin Pull|
|Van Dyke's Restorers|
Why am I looking at Iron Hardware? Probably because I don't have a need for iron hardware, and what I don't need, I covet! This is not a post/catalog - if you are looking to purchase iron hardware then you will have to do the real work and find the prices and dimensions
for yourself by clicking on the links I have provided.
|Pottery Barn Cabinet Knob|
|Van Dyke's Cabinet Knob (more)|
My biggest concern when ordering anything online is how does it feel? You know, the touch test. You don't? Gawd, I can stand in the hardware/designer stores for what my kids will say is hours (and they would be correct) feeling up the knobs, pulls and knockers. What's not fun about that?!
Knockers must feel good and make a solid thud sound. Not a "ping, ping" but more of a "boom, boom". Testing this online is obviously impossible (you do understand that) so be prepared to ship it back if the sound is unsatisfactory. Caution and observation must be employed when shopping in the stores too... what are the knockers mounted
on to - wood or a metal display system? This will change the tone of your knockers.
Please note I am voting from the photos only - though my years of experience with touching pulls, knobs and knockers have provided me with a sight sensory expertease to be a good judge....
sinwinners are! Pottery Barn pulls and Van Dyke's knocker! And the knobs, (this is such a personal choice) tie!