Hinge fronts dummy hinges
A pair of our rustic hinge fronts with vintage gothic fleur de lys head finishes, and matching fixing black screws.Our? 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 traditional and authentic we recommend that hinge fronts cover half to two thirds the with of the door they are being fixed to. These wrought iron hinges are 62 cm long, and taper from 8 cm at the door hinge end, before finishing with a decorative fleur de lys mesauring 9 cm 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.
We consider ourselves lucky to be working with this small blacksmiths shop that produce our traditional hinge fronts for us. The blacksmith that we use is a true artisan and has a passion for the work he produces. His passionate ethos is similar to ours. Each of the rustic dummy hinges are hand made on the anvil in the traditional way The hinges will have forging marks. Once the hinges have been forged they are dipped in good old fashioned bees wax. This again is a very old and traditional method of treating wrought iron. The beeswax serves two purposes. The first being it treats the iron and helps to prevent excessive rusting. In the second case the beeswax will give the dummy hinge a more even colour along it’s length. The colour of the hinge will vary in degrees from golden brown to black.
A full set of fixing screws will be sent with your package. These will be old type cottage screws that will be black and slotted with a domed head