Cliffside’s Top Ten List

For our inaugural blog entry, Cliffside Industries is proud to present our top ten hardware styles. This list encompasses some of our most popular knobs, hinges, and pulls. Enjoy!
100 series knob
100 series knob

1. 100 series knobs

True to its roots, the 100-series knob has remained the same since Cliffside’s founding in 1987. Featuring an elegantly tapered stem and a pristine flat face, this hardware will lend a classic look to your kitchen or bath. There are also backplates available in a few select finishes to match this particular knob.

Important facts:

The diameter of the 100 series knob is 1¼” at the widest point and ¾” at the base. It is also approximately 1⅛” tall. This is the first knob that Cliffside Industries marketed and sold. It is available in all of our top 10 finishes, as well as several others.

BH2A series hinge
BH2A series hinge
2. BH2A series hinges

Unlike many of our competitors, Cliffside’s hinges are and have always been manufactured from high quality solid brass. These hinges are also adjustable and are made with 6 countersunk screw holes (4 have adjustment space). The BH2A is the top seller in our hinge line by far, topped with our signature decorative finial, though a few selected finishes are available without the finial as well.

Important facts:

All of our hinges are extruded brass, meaning that they are pushed through a die and cut individually rather than stamped from a sheet of metal. Copper, a main component of brass, often requires temperatures in excess of 1100°F to extrude. The benefits of extruded brass are great, reducing squeaking and wear on the metal and providing increased durability. The plate face of the hinge is 2 inches in length, while the barrel is 2¾” inches long.

3. BH2A-NM series hinges
BH2A-NM series hinge
BH2A-NM series hinge

As with its counterpart above, our non-mortised hinges are solid brass and imported from Europe. However, it is equipped with a slightly thicker barrel and slightly larger finial. It also has only four screw holes, to accommodate the lower surface area of the metal. Two of the countersunk holes are adjustable as well.

Important facts:

The “NM” in this item number stands for non-mortise, which means that you will not be mortising, or cutting into, your doors and door frames. If you are planning on cutting an inset into the wood, then you are probably looking for the BH2A hinge (see #2 above). To accommodate non-mortised doors, this particular hinge has a small plate that swings into a larger plate of the other side of the hinge, rather than two identical plates that meet in the middle. In addition, all of our hinges come with matching screws.

161 series knob
161 series knob

4. 161 series knobs

Characterized by its symmetrical styling, the 161 series knob has a three-tiered face and a three-tiered base. 161 has a slightly rounded face, but is generally a much flatter style than the other knobs featured in this week’s blog. The hourglass-shaped tapered stem connects to a wide base and the face is trimmed with a small beveled edge.

Important facts:

The diameter of the 161 series knob is 1¼” at the widest point and 1″ at the base. It is also approximately 1″ tall. This knob is also available in all of our top 10 finishes and more. It also matches very well with the B1-3 and B1-12 series pulls, which sport matching trim around the feet.

110 series knob
110 series knob

5. 110 series knobs

With a decorative ring around the face of the knob, the 110 series has a symmetrical base and a rounded head, making it appear very sleek on any cabinet. This knob is also heavy and durable and can be used with any of the backplates available in selected finishes with the 100 series (see #1 above).

Important facts:

The 110 series knob is 1⅜” tall and has a diameter of 1¼”. The base diameter is ¾” and the ring on the face is approximately the same. Due to the beveled edge, this knob is also a good candidate to match with the B1 series pulls.

BH3NA series hinge
BH3NA series hinge

6. BH3NA series hinges

Despite the NA in its name, the BH3NA is indeed an adjustable hinge, a larger version of our BH2A. Some of the major differences include a 3½” overall length and only two adjustable holes. It also has a stouter barrel and slightly thicker plates, meaning that it is stronger and can accommodate larger doors than the 2″ hinges.

Important facts:

The BH3NA is a mortised hinge like the BH2A, so you will have to cut into the door frame to use this particular hinge. We do not offer this hinge in a non-mortise design; however, some of our armoire hinges may be suitable to your needs if you need a larger hinge in a non-mortise style. The length of the plates on the BH3NA is approximately 2½”.

K4235 series cup pull
K4235 series cup pull

7. K4235 series cup pulls

Our most popular cup pull and the first pull of any style to feature on this week’s entry, the K4235 is a 3″cc standard bin pull. It has a simplistic yet slightly curved face and is semicircular. It also has a raised edge around the bottom of the pull and a flat rim that sits flush against the cabinet or drawer front.

Important facts:

The material of this pull is ⅛” inch thick and so is quite durable. Apart from its 3″cc measurement, this pull measures 3½” inches overall and has a projection of ⅞” from the from of the surface. If you are looking for something thinner or more decorative, consider the K341 or P-398 cup pulls. Because of its simple design, this pull matches very well with the 100 series knobs (see #1 above).

105 series knob
105 series knob

8. 105 series knobs

The 105 series is unique among the knobs featured this week because of its shape. The only oblong knob in our top ten sellers, the 105 is another heavy and durable knob similar to the 110, but has an undecorated face, much like the 100. Because of the oblong shape, it is easy to grip and fits nicely into the hand.

Important facts:

The 105 series knobs are 1½” in height; the head of the knob is approximately 1⅜” long and ⅞” wide. Because of the weight of this knob, it comes with a small supportive brad to hold the knob in place vertically or horizontally, however you choose to install it. If you are looking for a lighter or flatter design in this same style, consider the B711 or B721, both of which have a stylized rope design on them. This particular series will match well with any of our standard pulls, the K4235 cup pulls (see #7 above) or the K341 cup pulls.

158 series knob
158 series knob

9. 158 series knobs

The most distinctive feature of the 158 series is the attached backplate that is the same diameter (approximately 1⅛”) as the face of the knob. With a rounded face, this knob combines the flatter style of the 161 with the simplicity and elegance of the 100. The unique backplate also has a beveled ring around the rim to make this knob truly stand out.

Important facts:

In addition to having a diameter of 1⅛”, this knob is also 1⅛” tall and is available in a variety of finishes. Please note that the backplate on this knob is not removable; if you like this style but would prefer it sans the backplate, we recommend one of our other brass knobs: the 100 series (see #1 above), the 99 series (limited finishes), or the H802 series (limited finishes).

SP-3 series pull
SP-3 series pull

10. SP-3 series pulls

To close out our top ten list, we bring you the SP-3 pulls. Named the “scroll pull” after the stylized design in the center of the bar, this pull comes complete with two small escutcheons or backplates that can be installed or not at your discretion. This pull has a classic, traditional design that is very popular in the industry, especially in our antique-style finishes (iron, old copper, old antique, etc.).

Important facts:

As with the other pulls in our signature line, the SP-3 has a 3″cc measurement. The overall length with the backplates is approximately 3⅝” inches, or 3⅜” without them. This pull stands 1⅛” from the installed surface and has ⅞” clearance inside for the user’s hand. This specific handle will match well with any of our top-selling knobs or cup pulls, but particularly well with the 161 or 110, due to its grooved design.

That’s it for this entry; be sure to check our best sellers promotion or call for more information about these pieces!

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