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Cabinet Hardware Finish Guide

This comprehensive finish guide will help you find out all you need to know about which cabinet hardware finish you have or are looking for. Knowing the terminology is the best way to find what you are looking for the quickest..

Below our finish descriptions I've included links to other resources on cabinet hardware finishes. Lots of people in the cabinet hardware business have their own opinion on what a certain finish looks like and we just want this page to as good of a resource as possible.

Cabinet Hardware Finishes Guide

Guide to Finishes from Berenson Hardware - Berenson has been in the business for over 50 years and they've got a very informative page covering over 70 different hardware finishes.

Visual Finish Guide - This guide comes from The Knobbery, out of IL like us, and gives a nice view of about 30 hardware finishes all real quick in a row for comparison.

Baldwin Finish Guide - This is a good general finish guide, but it only deals with the finishes that Baldwin uses in it's product line so it mostly sticks to brass and satin finishes.
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D. Lawless Hardware is located in the small Midwestern town of Olney, Illinois. Surrounded North, East, South and West by Interstate highways, all an hour's drive away (that's 50-60 miles out here in the sticks for you city folks who drive an hour to work), I like to joke that we are "centrally located in the middle of nowhere". We like it here and we think you would too. Olney has great schools, a junior college, a hospital, 2 industrial parks, 3 recreational parks, a good-sized lake for fishing, boating, and an abundant water supply, a small local all-weather airport, and lots of fresh air and room to breath it. Like all small towns, we appreciate all our local industries, but are always actively seeking growth. So, if you or your company is considering new site locations, please check us out. You can click on the image above for information.

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