Cottage hinge fronts
A pair of our rustic cottage hinge fronts. These are made with pointed arrowhead ends and matching fixing screws are provided. Vintage hinge fronts such as these are ideal for creating a rustic look to your doors without having to rehang them using antique hinges. To look authentic we recommend that the old black hinge fronts cover half to two thirds the with of the door they are being fixed to. These wrought iron Traditional hinge fronts are 15 inches (38cm) in length and the decorative cottage arrowhead measures 3cm across.
Our wrought iron products are all hand forged. So though similar will not be identical. Each piece is hand finished and given a beeswax coating. All our hand-forged products are carefully aged for an authentic look.
Making our hinge fronts
These hinge fronts are made by a blacksmith in his small shop. We are very lucky to be working with this blacksmith. When we source people to make products for it take a long time. We have strict criteria that we work to. We believe that anyone making things for us should be highly skilled and be passionate about their work These dummy hinges are traditional and are hand made in the old way old the anvil. Each piece is carefully wrought by hand.
Once completed the hinge is cleaned and polished again by hand. The final part of the process is to treat the dummy hinge. This is achieved by dipping the hinge into natural beeswax. The beeswax does two things. Firstly the wax penetrates deeply into the minute holes. The holes are natural and are on the surface of the wrought iron. A thin layer of the wax now forms a sealing coat and will protect against excessive rusting. The beeswax will also give the hinge a uniform colour. The colour will be from black to golden brown.
Fixing screws will be provided