Replace worn door hardware parts with new latches, locks, door knobs, backplates, other door hardware parts to restore the functionality of antique door hardware or ad lib to create your own custom door hardware configuration from parts available in our Latches, Locks, & Door Hardware Repair Parts department.
Often it is better, and sometimes even more economical, to replace door hardware with a complete set rather than individual components. However, standards didn't always exists so replacing vintage latches, locks, door knobs, and other door hardware components with reproduction door hardware can require careful research to ensure compatibility. For example, you can safely assume that replacing the tubular passage latch on a modern pre-drilled interior door will require a modern standard 2-3/8" backset tubular passage latch. No such assumptions can be made when replacing the antique mortise lock on an antique door. In addition to patience and probably the help of a handyman, replacing an antique mortise lock requires checking backset, bore, mortise box dimensions, etc.
In some cases, you might prefer to mix and match parts to create a custom door hardware configuration. Our door hardware sets usually pair backplates and doorknobs from the same architectural period to create a period correct set but individually choosing components provides the flexibility to mix Victorian door knobs with Arts & Crafts backplates if you prefer something more eclectic. Components also accommodate changes in taste. Simply swapping the old-fashioned charm of the glass door knobs selected by a previous homeowner for the modern sophistication of the New York doorknob of a another homeowner is often an easy economic conversion. Shop 4 Classics offers the latches, locks, and door hardware repair parts to solve most any door hardware project.