Our 120 year old home has some wonderful old features, and four sets of these lovely cedar doors are some of my favorites. When we bought the house they had been cleaned and restored, but had no hardware! And since three bedrooms need their privacy, we had been looking for the appropriate type of hardware.
It’s hard to find hardware that would look right on these doors. We didn’t want to use normal locksets & handles since we didn’t want more keys to keep track of (that’s a whole other story) or to have to use top and bottom bolts on the doors. They’re so tall you’d have to get the ladder to open the top bolt!
There’s a hardware store here that had a line of hardware we liked, and we inquired about it a number of times, being told endlessly that the shipment would arrive in “fifteen days.” After a number of times we finally realized that in México, “fifteen days” means either “I don’t know when” or “forget about it” or something in between.
When I was up North this summer I went to Rejuvenation in Seattle. There I was able to find elusive casement window hardware as well as the door hardware of my dreams. Well, almost, I guess, it could be a little bigger. If you’re in the market for hardware, they told me they will ship to Mexico, but you should call to order.
I really like the mechanism. Very simple, keeps the dogs off the beds, and the air conditioning in. Fifteen days? More like three hundred!