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Award-winning distributor of traditional solid brass hinges, knobs and pulls respected industry-wide for our customer service. Family owned and operated since 1987.

Introducing Hardware International

Cliffside Industries is proud to announce that we’ve added Hardware International as a new partnered brand! Since Cliffside is known for providing top-quality products, we carefully examine new suppliers to make sure that they provide the same quality of products, top-notch service, and all of the other needs that our customers expect from us.

Who is Hardware International?

Distributed by Coastal Bronze, the Hardware International brand is shipped from California and is a new, unique expansion of our bronze hardware offering. To explain a bit further, bronze hardware is alloyed from copper, tin, and other metals and is usually cast, which means liquid metal is poured into a mould or die. Hardware International’s one-of-a-kind collection of designs are finished by hand to ensure the highest quality.

Hardware International has several groups of products, similar to Cliffside’s suites: the Deco, Mission, Natural, and Renaissance families, which are all single-tone (one color); and the Edge, Angle, and Curve collections, which are available as two-tone with your choice of combinations in three colors. They offer their Espresso finish, a darkened bronze; Champagne finish, which is a lighter golden bronze; and Platinum, which is a lighter silvery finish.

Here are some examples of the beautifully unique products that Hardware International has added to Cliffside’s ever-expanding range of partners!

 

Check out the complete offering on our site to shop the Hardware International brand today! And as always…

Thanks, partners!

Learning about latches

If you are looking to install cupboard latches on your cabinetry, whether you’re designing a new kitchen or remodeling the old, there are a few tips that you should know. Check out the video below for some handy hints about cabinet latches.

Some basic tips:

  • There are two types of latches: a turn latch and a lever or thumb latch.
  • Latches can be used on inset cabinets, whether they have a stile or not, and certain kinds of frameless cabinet doors. They can’t be used on offset cabinets.
  • Installing latches is easy, as long as you line them up carefully and have the right kind of cabinetry to accommodate them.
  • If using the latches on frameless cabinetry, or on inset doors without a stile, you need a magnetic catch to secure the doors in addition to the latch.

For more information, check out Cliffside’s selection of latches. Each style is available in two materials and up to ten finishes.

Moderno and Carena are here!

The Moderno and Carena Suites have arrived! Now in stock at our warehouse and ready for immediate shipment, these two hardware suites are the first installment in our new “Contempo by Cliffside” hardware line. For full introductions, there are links throughout this e-mail, but you can see some beautiful images below.

Each suite is crafted from solid brass. They are made in Europe by fine artisanal craftsmen who understand the meaning of both quality and durability. In keeping up with trends, we are offering these contemporary suites not only in modern finishes, like Polished Chrome and Silver Satin (brushed nickel – goes great with stainless steel), but with transitional finishes like Old Antique (our oil-rubbed bronze) and Black. This enables you to coordinate nearly any space with your cabinet hardware!

Just because our hardware suites have appliance pulls doesn’t mean they’re only good for use in the kitchen. On the contrary: Moderno and Carena are perfectly at home being used in the bath (Carena in Chrome is particularly stunning) or on fine handcrafted furniture (the Old Antique finish is a great match here!).

The Moderno Suite

Moderno in Silver Satin

Sweeping lines and an elegant profile characterize our Moderno Suite. The blocky feet make a bold statement, and you’ll feel the quality as soon as you hold any piece in the suite. The craftsmanship of our solid brass manufacturing is second to none worldwide.

If you’re searching for these items on our website, the handles are (from the center):

  • MH-4 (cabinet handle, four inches on center)
    • Best suited for smaller drawers and cabinets
  • MH-6 (cabinet handle, six inches on center)
    • Best suited for tall cabinets (ceiling-height, especially when ceiling is 8 feet or higher), pantry doors, and wide drawers
  • MH-8 (appliance handle, eight inches on center)
    • Designed for dishwashers, under-counter refrigerators, and freezer drawers
  • MH-12 (refrigerator handle, twelve inches on center)
    • Use with any paneled refrigerator

The cup pull, MC-4 (left center) is a great alternative for drawers if you prefer an enclosed look. The two knobs, MK44 (left) and MK35 right) offer you different looks to mix and match on your cabinets.

Shop any of these contemporary hardware suites by clicking on the links below:

Moderno-Suite-in-Black

Moderno-Suite-in-Old-Antique

Moderno-Suite-in-polished-chrome

Moderno-Suite-in-Silver-Satin

 The Carena Suite

Carena in Polished ChromeCarena’s bold shape and strong curved elements make these pulls an instant winner. The design of the handles and the matching CK44 knob is deceptively simple, yet it lends itself perfectly to a wide variety of designs and styles. The weight of the CH-12 Carena solid brass contemporary refrigerator handle is nearly 3 pounds: quality you’ll never find with any other manufacturer.

If you’re searching for these items on our website, the handles are (from the right):

  • CH-4 (cabinet handle, four inches on center)
    • Best suited for smaller drawers and cabinets
  • CH-12 (refrigerator handle, twelve inches on center)
    • Use with any paneled refrigerator
  • CH-6 (cabinet handle, six inches on center)
    • Best suited for tall cabinets (ceiling-height, especially when ceiling is 8 feet or higher), pantry doors, and wide drawers
  • CH-8 (appliance handle, eight inches on center)
    • Designed for dishwashers, under-counter refrigerators, and freezer drawers

As mentioned, the matching contemporary knob CK44 (center front) incorporates the same blended, curved shape of the pulls, while the CK35 knob (left) borrows the shape of the pull face to create a pillow profile for the top of the knob. The matching cup pull CC-4 (far right) is an entirely original modern design that blends elements and shapes from throughout the suite.

Again, if you’d like to shop from any of these suites, you can click on the links below:

Carena-Suite-in-Black

Carena-Suite-in-Old-Antique

Carena-Suite-in-Polished-Chrome

Carena-Suite-in-Silver-Satin

What’s next?

Keep a watch on the blog for future new product announcements! Stainless steel is next, and it’s approaching awfully fast!

Sneak peek at new stainless steel

The new D91-600-BNA appliance pull is a sleek and stylish addition to our Stainless Steel line.
The new D91-600-BNA appliance pull is a sleek and stylish addition to our Stainless Steel line.

Well, as promised, there’s more new product on the way. Cliffside will be rolling out a new addition to our Stainless Steel Suite in the fall, and here’s your first peek!

The T311 series will be added to Cliffside’s line upon delivery and is already in production. Stainless steel bow pulls are a perfect complement to our existing lines of stainless steel bar pulls. In addition, we’ll be introducing the matching D91-600 stainless appliance pull: a perfect match for refrigerators in your contemporary or transitional space. All of these items are manufactured from the finest grade 304 stainless steel and are buffed to a smooth brushed finish. They proudly stand alongside our existing T305 and T366 series stainless bar pulls.

Keep your eyes peeled for our next new product sneak peek. Next up: more suites!

The next big thing

You asked for more… we give you more! Here’s the next peek at “who’s coming to dinner” at Cliffside.

You’ve already been introduced to “Moderno”… now meet “Carena”, the second of our new contemporary hardware suites. These samples just arrived at our warehouse today and we’re so excited to bring these new suites to you that we just couldn’t wait. So, here’s a little teaser of what’s on the way from our European manufacturers.

Two new styles, four classic finishes… and more new hardware on the way. Stay tuned for even more updates!