Custom Hardware Door Handles
What?s the first thing you think of when someone says Maine? I?m betting it?s lobster. And if you are a company that was founded in and is based in Maine, why not go with the flow for your retail stores? L.L. Bean, known for their great outdoor products, needed to have some door handles created for their retail center so they contacted ArtFactory.com to help them create something different. It?s not often we get requests for crustacean themed items, but our designers and blacksmiths were ready for the challenge.
Once the designers finished the plans and the company approved them, our master blacksmiths went to work. All of our door pulls are made by hand forging wrought iron; we never cast any iron here. Each of these lobster door pulls is made by the hands of our master blacksmiths, heated and hammered until it is the correct shape. Once the pull is the correct shape, we use an advanced patina finish to add color and seal the iron, making it practically maintenance free. Though these lobsters were made in a true iron finish, we have over 400 colors to choose from so feel free to have some cooked lobster at your home, even if it isn?t on the table. Just pick up the phone and speak to one of our designers.
All our door hardware is custom hand crafted in American by master blacksmiths using old world techniques to create a treasured fine art furnishing for your commercial or residential project. We work with dealers, builders, home owners, and interior designs to create custom built door pulls, handles, and hardware. Built using solid metals – no castings or hollow faux metals – our designer hardware is available in any design, style, finish, and size. Customize your door hardware with heat applied iron oxide and finishes in over 400 colors. The choices are endless when you order your custom door handles from ArtFactory.com. Call to discuss design ideas and pricing 1-800-292-0008.
Built the old fashioned way
“when everything made in America was built to last forever”
and craftsmen were proud to sign their work.
At ArtFactory.com we hand build all our metal door hardware from the highest quality materials available, utilizing old world, hand crafted techniques, and hand rubbed finishes to ensure your custom door handles and pulls last for generations. Request a free consultation with one of our design engineers to discuss your door hardware requirements, and we can create heirloom quality hand-crafted door hardware for your home or office.
Door Handles, Pulls, and Hardware Options
- Size – any size, shape
- Style – metals, design, hand carvings, etchings, decorative accents
- Finishes – over 400 colors of hand applied stains and finishes
- Learn more about our custom door hardware
Design Inspiration – L.L. Bean Company History
In 1911, an avid outdoorsman named Leon Leonwood (“L.L.”) Bean returned from a hunting trip with cold, damp feet and a revolutionary idea. L.L. enlisted a local cobbler to stitch leather uppers to workmen’s rubber boots, creating a comfortable, functional boot for exploring the Maine woods. This innovative boot ? the Maine Hunting Shoe® ? changed outdoor footwear forever and began one of the most successful family-run businesses in the country. L.L.Bean, Inc., quickly established itself as a trusted source for reliable outdoor equipment and expert advice.
When L.L. Bean started his company, his view of serving the customer was as revolutionary as his product. L.L. said, “A customer is the most important person ever in this office ? in person or by mail.” Whether seeking expert advice, purchasing goods, returning or exchanging anything from L.L.Bean, customers quickly learned L.L.Bean wasn’t like other companies of the day. L.L. set the standard for customer service in 1912 and his service-based philosophy is a fundamental belief that resonates throughout the company today.
Door Hardware custom features:
- American hand made solid metal door handles
- Hand rubbed, 10 process finish on all custom door handles and pulls
- Solid hand forged metalwork hardware – no hollow iron or fake castings
- Available in any metals types, stain and patina finishes
- Built in the original craft – not reproduction
- Order any size or style door hardware custom designed for your residential or commercial space
- Request original art or limited edition custom designed hardware
- All custom hardware for doors are guaranteed forever – backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship
At ArtFactory.com we have been hand crafting door hardware, wood doors, iron gates, furniture, lighting and fine art furnishings using only use the best quality materials and all American workforce of master craftsmen since 1913. Built the old fashioned way “when everything made in America was built to last forever” and craftsmen were proud to sign their work. Our craftsmanship ensures your custom door handles will stand the test of time, and all handcrafted door hardware and furnishings are Guaranteed Forever, backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship. Call us to discuss your door handle designs and project at 1-800-292-0008.