Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Douglas, Jan 31, 2012.
Does anyone have experience with the locksets and hardware by The Nanz Company?
So we decided to go a different way - looks like we may go with this table in cherry:
Still deciding on chairs. Just ordered a couple of these for the counter:
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,
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:
^ 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.
What is it with you guys in this thread and plywood?
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.
Classic, style over substance.
Is there anything that's marked up more than new furniture? You've got the right idea with Craigslist. Be patient.
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.
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.
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.
Does it have any security mechanism in addition to the pins? I like Medeco, but expensive, will be going on my house though
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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