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The Shop 4 Classics Old House Blog is a forum for homeowners of old homes or new homes with vintage appeal. The Shop 4 Classics Old House Blog features tips and tidbits on clawfoot tubs, clawfoot tub faucets and showers, heat registers and cold air returns, antique reproduction door hardware, and many more products for classic homes. For more tips and anecdotes about the old home experience, take a break and visit the Shop 4 Classics Old House Blog or peruse the complete list of topics discussed on the blog at the Shop 4 Classics Old House Blog Archive.


Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:28:00 +0000
Pedestal Tub Majesty: Reviewing the Restoria Bathtub Company Majesty Acrylic Pedestal Bathtub
Impressive stateliness.  That is how the dictionary defines majesty.  Impressive stateliness is also a fitting description for the new Restoria Bathtub Company acrylic double-ended pedestal bathtub that just so happens to be named "Majesty".  Coincidence?  I think not.  The Majesty acrylic pedestal bathtub is 66" of bathing bliss.  Today, we review the Restoria Bathtub Company 66" Majesty acrylic double-ended pedestal bathtub.

The Majesty acrylic pedestal bathtub is best described as an acrylic cast iron replica bathtub.  Restoria Bathtub Company's innovative multi-stage crafting process replicates a cast iron tub's subtle variations in texture and character to create a durable acrylic bathtub in the spirit of the original Victorian era cast iron bathtubs but at a fraction of the weight and cost.  The Majesty acrylic pedestal bathtub is also remarkably strong.  Reinforced with fiberglass, the Majesty acrylic pedestal tub is engineered to withstand over 1,100 lbs. of pressure.  Because of its acrylic construction, the Majesty acrylic pedestal bathtub heats up faster, stays warm longer, is easier to clean, is more germ resistant, and holds its shine better over time than traditional cast iron pedestal tubs.  If that weren't enough, the Majesty acrylic pedestal bathtub is 100% American made.

The Majesty acrylic double-ended pedestal bathtub measures 66" long x 30" wide x 23" high overall.  The slip resistant bottom of the tub is reinforced with a steel plate to provide a firm seating area.  The seating area measures a generous 45-1/2" long x 17" wide.  The Majesty acrylic pedestal bathtub is offered with 7" center rim faucet holes for deck mounted clawfoot tub faucets or without faucet holes for freestanding clawfoot tub faucets or wall mounted clawfoot tub faucets.

The Restoria Bathtub Company 66" Majesty acrylic double-ended pedestal bathtub promises superior comfort, quality, and strength.  In other words, impressive stateliness.  Visit Shop 4 Classics to order your Restoria Bathtub Company 66" Majesty acrylic double-ended pedestal bathtub.

Restoria Bathtub Company Majesty Acrylic Double-Ended Pedestal Bathtub

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:58:00 +0000
Whimsical Gargoyle Doorbell: Guaranteed to Transform Your Home into a Castle
Gargoyle Doorbell Button
Your home is your castle and every castle worth its stones must have at least one gargoyle. Mission Metalworks new gargoyle doorbell button is now available to turn your home into a castle. The whimsical gargoyle that sits atop this doorbell button is an instant conversation piece with those visitors brave enough to push his button. This gargoyle on this doorbell can trace its origins to ancient stone sculptures of lions and mythical creatures that accented roof spouts used to send guttered rainwater away from the sides building.  The introduction of modern downspouts replaced roof spouts but not before the idea of the gargoyle character as an architectural ornamentation had taken upon a life of its own.  Technically purely ornamentation gargoyle accents, those not serving as water spouts, are called “grotesques”.  However, I think most would agree that it does not seem fitting to refer to this doorbell’s friendly, albeit out of shape, gargoyle character as being grotesque.  The gargoyle on this doorbell button is clearly of the family of humoresque gargoyles like the famous gargoyles that adorn educational buildings of Princeton University.  

Mission Metalworks Gargoyle Doorbell’s backplate is made of minimum 95% recycled, solid copper that is cast and hand-finished in the USA.   A brass bell button that connects to two-wire doorbell electrical systems is included.


Sat, 07 Jun 2014 18:16:00 +0000
Nostalgic Warehouse’s New Craftsman Series puts the Arts and Crafts in Interior Door Hardware
Craftsman Doorplate
with Black Porcelain Knob
Craftsman Doorplate
with Craftsman Knob
Nostalgic Warehouse new Craftsman series of interior door plate and knob sets feature distinctive Arts and Crafts period designs and the quality construction that Nostalgic Warehouse is known for.   The Craftsman series door plate includes faux hammered textures and classic Arts and Crafts Quatrefoil cutouts.  Nostalgic Warehouse pairs their Craftsman door plate with a new Craftsman door knob, which also features a faux hammered texture, or with their vintage black porcelain door knob.  Both the Craftsman door plate and knob are available in antique brass, satin nickel, antique pewter, and oil rubbed bronze.   Craftsman door knob sets are available in dummy, latch and mortise lock functions.   Latch sets are rated Grade 2 which indicates the hardware exceeds residential building requirements by exceeding 250,000 cycles under normal operating conditions.


Don’t forget that added savings on Nostalgic Warehouse orders is available with Shop 4 Classics Hardware5 and Hardware10 coupon codes.    Hardware5 saves 5% and Hardware10 saves 10% on orders of $500 and $1,000, respectively.    Therefore, consider adding any number of Nostalgic Warehouse related products like door hinges, door stops, and even cabinet knobs and pulls to your door hardware order.




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