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Friday, September 21st 2018. | Door Knocker

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cast iron lion head door knocker

cast iron lion head door knocker

polished chrome ring door knocker

polished chrome ring door knocker

door knocker and peephole

door knocker and peephole

brass dragonfly door knocker

brass dragonfly door knocker

french door knocker
french door knocker
vintage pineapple door knocker
vintage pineapple door knocker

Pay close attention to what the door knocker is made of. Some manufacturers get away with making low quality zinc or pot metal castings look good for a short time using plating techniques. The problem with these is the good looks do not last. Soon the plating is chipping and pealing away and corrosion is taking over. What type of mounting is needed? Most door knockers employ either through the door mounting or surface mounting. Through the door mounting involves drilling holes through the door. The mounting hardware passes through these holes and attaches to the door knocker on the outside. On the inside decorative nuts are used to secure the door knocker to the door. Surface mounting uses screws to attach the door knocker to the door.

Different manufacturers describe them as Grecian Urns or Victorian Urns. Each appears to have some merit. It is possible that the relationship to eras revolves around the designs used as each period features its own distinctive style of ornamentation. Some are embellished with flower patterns while others have leaves and feathers. Among my personal favorites being an engraver is the old standard swirling vine pattern that generally seems to fit the urn door knocker form well. I have even come across them adorned with cherubs and angels.

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antique brass lion door knocker

antique brass lion door knocker

schlage antique brass door knocker

schlage antique brass door knocker

versace door knocker

versace door knocker

door knocker and peephole

door knocker and peephole

christian door knockers
christian door knockers
black fox door knocker
black fox door knocker

There really is no limit in this genre because the knocker is meant to reflect the homeowners unique personality. Installation FAQ If you are installing a new door knocker the best choice is a rear mounted knocker made from solid materials such as brass or iron. These will be more resistant to damage over time and offer a wider option of intricate designs. Rear mounting does require the door to be drilled for installation but this prevents theft of the knocker and ensures it will not fall off or break away from the door. If you are replacing an existing knocker it is important to measure the pre-existing holes and choose a new knocker carefully.

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