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Need hardware help please!

Posted by hobokenkitchen (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 8, 13 at 8:50

We have Emtek Hampton door knobs with number 8 back plates on the doors going from the kitchen to the great room.

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We love them so much that we'd like to update the doors between the kitchen and the dining room, into the living room, etc.

The thing is that the knobs that are on the dining room/ living room and closet doors are all much smaller than the large door knobs and I think it might look off scale to put the larger knobs on them.

Emtek Hampton also comes in cabinet knobs in 2 sizes. I'd like to take the larger cabinet knob and use those on the doors which need smaller knobs BUT they don't have a smaller number 8 backplate.... or indeed any backplates for the cabinet knobs.

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The existing brass knobs all have backplates so we really need to have them or it means repainting every door (arghhhhhh).

Help? Any suggestions for a source for small backplates? I guess round ones? The Emtek finish we have is 'pewter'.

Also, we'd like to replace some exposed hinges on a bathroom cabinet (yes I know this is the kitchen forum). Can we go from this exposed hinge to a concealed hinge? Or no?

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Thanks so much!!!!


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RE: Need hardware help please!

Wow, are those pretty! I can see why you like them. Can you take one off the door it's one and 'try it on' the other doors to see how it looks on them? It would involve removing knobs but in an hour or so you could see for yourself IRL how it looks. Just a thought.


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RE: Need hardware help please!

Could you find a similar backplate from another manufacturer that would work?
Have you called or emailed Emtek to make sure they do not have one? Sometimes they have things as parts that they don't necessarily list.


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Emtek customer service were completely useless. I spoke to what sounded like a 15 year old petulant girl who had no suggestions whatsoever. Very off putting. : (

I don't care if it doesn't match particularly, but I'd like some continuity even if it's just the pewter finish.


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RE: Need hardware help please!

Go to myknobs.com. Filter by cabinet backplate, pewter finish.
This one is by Jeffrey Alexander. If the size works(2 13/16") I think it is a nice match.
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