Old hinge fronts
A pair of old hinge fronts our rustic hinge fronts with rounded bean ends and matching black fixing screws provided. Our old 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 vintage and authentic we recommend that hinge fronts cover half to two thirds the with of the door they are being fixed to. These cottage wrought iron hinges are 18 inches (46cm) in length and the penny end is 4cm across. Our wrought iron products are all hand forged. So though similar will not be identical. Each piece is hand finished and given a bees wax coating. All our hand forged products are carefully aged for an authentic look.
All our hinge fronts are hand forged. We have sourced an artisan blacksmith who makes these vintage dummy hinges for us. The blacksmith we have chosen is highly skilled and this will show in the finished product. These old dummy hinges are made in the traditional way they are hammered out on the anvil. Once complete each hinge is treated with a beeswax coating. the beeswax does two things. Firstly it gives the dummy hinge an even antique finish. The colours will be from black to burnt orange. Secondly the beeswax helps to prevent excessive rusting. As you are fitting these hinges to the un hinged side of the door please fit with the door closed and leave a small gap of 2 mm from the door stop. We would recommend that you first pilot your screw holes. The reason for this is it will help you drive the screws in square to the hinge and the screw heads will be flush with the surface of the dummy hinge.Fixing screws will be included in with your package.