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post #1231 of 2408
Does anyone have experience with the locksets and hardware by The Nanz Company?
post #1232 of 2408
So we decided to go a different way - looks like we may go with this table in cherry:

http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/product/detail.do?productGroup=19131&catalog=filter&menuCatalog=room&menuCategory=197&menuSubcategory=152

Still deciding on chairs. Just ordered a couple of these for the counter:

http://modernica.net/dowel-25-swivel-counter-stool-arm-shell.html
post #1233 of 2408
We have Modernica fiberglass chairs. The fiberglass is nice, but the quality of the finishing and other parts is notably lacking compared to the Knoll versions,
post #1234 of 2408
Also, rather than get a generic MCM-inspired table, why not get a genuine piece for less?

Eames plywood coffee table, made by Herman Miller, for $950:

post #1235 of 2408
^ that's a coffee table - need a casual dining table large enough to seat 4.

we saw the herman miller eames plastic chairs today and just were not happy with them. hopefully the fiberglass works out well. too bad on the finishing, particularly considering we have two small children who will be beating on them.
post #1236 of 2408
What is it with you guys in this thread and plywood?
post #1237 of 2408
Good lord, furniture is expensive. We spent the last 3 days looking for a sectional for the family room and I'll be damned if even the low grade stuff is minimum $2k. And no, I'm not considering Ashley or anything like that, that's not even an option. On the upside, craigslist in the Chicagoland area is chock full of Thomasville dining room sets and bedroom sets. Unfortunately I don't need those.
post #1238 of 2408
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

What is it with you guys in this thread and plywood?

Classic, style over substance.
post #1239 of 2408
Is there anything that's marked up more than new furniture? You've got the right idea with Craigslist. Be patient.
post #1240 of 2408
nevermind
post #1241 of 2408
Been on a security kick, my original door lock finally jammed up and stopped working, replaced the handle set with a commercial grade set. In the process I became aware of how half assed the original install was. One would think that the builder would know to clear out the wood in the way of letting the bolt fully engage behind the steel frame.
post #1242 of 2408
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Been on a security kick, my original door lock finally jammed up and stopped working, replaced the handle set with a commercial grade set.
Any recs? Seems like it's harder to insert the key into our three-year-old deadbolt with each passing day. I'll squirt some graphite in there, but we might replace the locks sooner rather than later.
post #1243 of 2408
This is a lockset not a deadbolt, so it may not directly apply, but I bought a commericial grade set from Falcon. Seems like a solid unit hopefully it never gets tested.

From the info i have gathered; A good deadbolt is important but just as much so it is important to make sure the door frame is strong and the entire assembly can survive someone attempting to kick the door in. From everything I read, that is one of the easy steps a thief will take to get into your house, since it is quicker than a lock pick and probably still quieter than breaking a window.

If you look at European entry doors, they engage in 3 spots and have a strike plate that is nearly the full length of the door frame.

I asked about the nanz company earlier for a different application, I would like to build a door with a full mortise lock for another spot.
post #1244 of 2408
Does it have any security mechanism in addition to the pins? I like Medeco, but expensive, will be going on my house though nod[1].gif
post #1245 of 2408
If the bad guys want in, they're going to get in. It'd be better to invest in a security system.
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