Dark Bronze Dummy Hinge Fronts

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Dark Bronze Dummy Hinge Fronts
Solid bronze hardware with an old world design

This Bronze Hinge Front is made of Solid Bronze. Adding hinge fronts to your garage door creates a completely new look. These are available in six lengths: 5", 8", 12", 15", 20", and 25". Prices listed are per pair.

The hinge front is not lacquered, so it will darken naturally over time. Please read bronze care instructions below.

Bronze ages gracefully and may change in appearance due to varying environmental conditions. Bronze patina Finish will develop a wear highlight with frequency of use. When bronze is exposed to air it will tarnish quickly and turn brown. Bronze exposed to exterior elements and conditions will turn green. This discoloration is referred to as patina. This patina process starts immediately upon installation. None of these conditions are considered defects, but part of the natural beauty of ages bronze.

Details: 

  • Mounting hardware included.
  • Sold as a pair

Dimensions:

  • 5" x 1-1/2" - Price: $42.00 per pair. Item#20-105.
  • 8" x 2" - Price: $72.00 per pair. Item#20-108.
  • 12" x 2" - Price: $138.00 per pair. Item#20-112.
  • 15" x 2-1/4" -  Price: $160.00 per pair. Item#20-115.
  • 20" x 2-1/2" - Price: $258.00 per pair. Item#20-120.
  • 25" x 2-1/2" - Price: $350.00 per pair. Item#20-125.

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Finish

  • Dark Bronze
Technical Info

Hardware Tips

About This Bronze Hardware:

This bronze hardware contains 90% copper and 10% tin. When it first leaves the mold, the hardware is copper-penny colored. Next, the pieces are patina’d dark bronze. Finally, the hardware has an exterior-grade dark bronze-colored wax applied to it that adds to its weather- and wear-resistance. Bronze ages gracefully and may change in appearance due to varying environmental conditions. The wax helps maintain the color of the hardware for the long term under most conditions. On items like gate latches and door handles where your hand comes in contact with the material regularly: we’ve seen over time that the oils on your skin will slowly wear down the wax where the skin contacts the metal. On all other items where skin doesn’t come in contact with the hardware, you should see dark bronze coloration for the long term. 

How does this hardware hold up to the elements? When submitted to a salt-water chamber test, this hardware began to patina at the 16-hour-mark, versus 10-hours for other name-brand, high end bronze products. A client recently wrote that this hardware installed on an waterfront boathouse two years ago looks slightly darker and shinier than the original, but looks otherwise exceptional.

The bottom line is: this hardware is the perfect choice for oceanfront, waterfront, and coastal installations.

To read about the ways you can care for your bronze hardware, see our Bronze Care page.

More About Garage Door Hardware

Decorative hardware for garage doors is a simple and very effective way to dramatically improve the appearance of your garage door or carriage house door. We’ve written up a quick run-down of decorative garage door hardware options: 

  • Decorative Garage Door Hinges
    Decorative hinges for garage doors are a simple way to make a big impression. Choose a hinge style that complements your home’s aesthetic. They’re offered from contemporary to rustic to antique, so folks can usually find something they like. 
    They’re also available in many lengths. There’s no ‘perfect’ answer for which length to choose. You may have length constraints based on the design of the garage door. You may want to make a huge statement with long dummy hinges, or be more in line with the scale of the house with a 12” hinge.
    With decorative hinges you also need to be sure that the projection (thickness) of the hinge will clear any trim or molding around the garage door opening.

  • Garage Door Pulls
    Many styles and sizes of garage door pulls are available. Be sure that the pull handles you choose will clear the frame of the garage door opening when the door opens and closes.
    Garage door handles come with wood screws. If you have a vinyl or metal garage door, you may need a sheet metal screw. Give us a call if you have any concerns about your installation and we’ll be happy to recommend the best choice.

  • Carriage House Door Handles & Hinges
    If you have actual carriage house doors, there are some gorgeous hinge and pintle options for hanging your doors. Coordinating pull handles make for a complete set.
    For folks with overhead garage doors that mimic carriage house doors, you can select a few pair of decorative hinges and a pair of dummy pull handles for the same visual effect.

  • Decorative Clavos Nails
    Clavos door nails are a decorative accent that adds the finishing touch to a garage door or carriage house door. These decorative nail heads can actually have either a nail shank or screw threads behind. They can be round, square, or pyramid shaped, and can be made of various materials like bronze, aluminum and iron. Clavos are usually used on a rustic, traditional or antique style home. A series of large clavos, for example2”in diameter, spread across the arch of a carriage house door set can draw the eye. Likewise, smaller clavos nails can be used in place of wood screws to attach a decorative hinge to a garage door. Clavos add a depth dimension that takes the installation to a new level. 
Take a look at the Gate Hardware section of our blog for helpful suggestions. 

Resources

Please review our Resources page for general information about all our products.
FAQs

Which Length Do I Choose?

People often wonder which length of hinge front to use for their wood gate, door, or garage door. There is a “rule of thumb” that 25-30% of the gate/door/garage door width is an appropriate proportion. That can be a helpful guide.

To really choose the best hinge front length, you can ask yourself the following question:

“Do I want the dummy hinge to be a FOCAL point or an ACCENT piece?”

  • Hinge Front as Focal Point: You might have a beautiful new 42” wooden gate and you want to make a bold statement with it. Go ahead and choose 24” or 36” straps and go for it! You can also play with the quantity of straps you use. For a full-height gate, try 3 or 4 straps if you want to create an eyeful.
  • Hinge Front as Accent Piece: Even with the same 42” wooden gate mentioned above, you might want to highlight the gate’s inherent architecture. In this case, a simple pair of 12” straps could just do the trick.

The bottom line is…do what works for you. If you want to go big (literally), go big! If you’d prefer something low-key and understated, so be it. There is no “right” or “wrong” answer.

Read our FAQs for additional information about various products and policies.
Take a look at the Answering Customer Questions section of our blog for a deeper look at same of our product types and manufacturers.
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Finish:
Dark Bronze
Material:
Cast Bronze
Style:
Antique
Style:
Rustic
Style:
Classic
Style:
Traditional
Style:
Transitional
Warranty
Coastal Bronze warrants all flat goods (non-locking) to be free of defects in material and craftsmanship for five years from the original invoice date. Coastal Bronze warrants all locking goods, including locks, latches and deadbolts, to be free of defects in material and craftsmanship for 1 year from the original invoice date. In areas of high humidity or proximity to ocean, warranty is 6 months. Coastal Bronze adds a patina to all products to simulate aged bronze. Finishes will develop a wear highlight and may change color based on environment. This is not considered a defect, but part of the natural beauty of aged bronze.
Returns
Return Policy: This product can be returned in its original condition (original packaging intact, uninstalled, can be put back on the shelf directly) with a 10% restocking fee. If any effort is required to repackage or review the hardware, the restocking fee will be 25%. Customer responsible for return shipping. To initiate a return, please complete the Return Form.

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