doors, windows, hardware

Best Practices
While window restoration trumps window replacement in historic preservation, it may not be the best option for all projects.

Cabinet & Furniture Hardware
A digital directory of companies that supply reproduction and antique knobs, hinges and drawer pulls.

Changing Styles

Reproducing historic wood windows involves dealing with many design details that don't exist in today's windows. (From Clem Labine's Traditional Building magazine.)

Domes and Skylights: Tiffany on High
The full story on the restoration of a masterpiece at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Door Hardware: 'Jewelry for the Home'
One maker's showroom is a treasure trove of decorative ideas.

Door to Door
Three suppliers discuss trends in the entry door market.

Final Touches
Appropriate traditional hardware can dress up any window.

Finely Wrought
The call for authenticity drives manufacturers of reproduction Early American hardware.

Frame by Frame
The restoration of steel windows from the 1920s transformed a building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Green Can Be Gold
The case against recycling windows. (From Clem Labine's Period Homes magazine.)

Green Windows and Restoration: The Right Thing
What are the facts and the myths of the replace vs. restore historic windows debate?

Hardware Counsel
Manufacturers provide advice on selecting the right hardware for historic projects.

Historically Speaking
From hinges to knobs and latches, a look at historical and historically inspired door hardware.

It's A Steel
Steel windows present a challenge in many restoration projects. (From Clem Labine's Traditional Building magazine.)

Key Components
Ball & Ball of Exton, PA, provided authentic finishing touches to an extensive restoration of James Madison's Montpelier.

Natural Light: Skylights & Roof Lanterns
New materials, new designs, new popularity: a quick report.

Period Door Hardware
Tips for specifying hardware that will make a good first impression.

Period Garages & Garage Doors: Practical Necessity
Tradition catches up to the garage door: three companies' open-and-shut case.

Putting Your Best Face Forward
Quality wood doors create lasting first impressions.

Shutters & Shutter Hardware
Pro in the know: three things to keep in mind as you specify wood shutters for a residential project.

Shedding Light on Multi-Light Sash
Iconic multi-pane window styles can be faithfully re-created or adapted to 21st-century needs.

Shutters: Window Dressing
Today's exterior shutters are available in a full spectrum of styles and materials.

Stained Glass Windows: Selecting the Right Studio
A short report on how to select the right artisan.

Steel Casement Windows: Restore or Replace?
Restoration is often less expensive than replacement.

Storm Windows for Older Buildings
The right stuff: companies that make storm windows for traditional buildings.

Traditional Wood Doors for Restoration & Custom Building
A concise course on how to evaluate a wood door.

Wall of Windows
The scale of a main street window restoration can be daunting, but the results are often worth the effort.

Windows Your Way
Four prominent architects talk frankly about wood windows.

Wood Windows: Replicas for Historic Buildings
A checklist on how to select replicas when money is at stake.