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Sep 11 2015

FF: Cabinet Hardware

Category: Fixed-it Friday,Push/PullLori @ 12:32 am Comments (14)

I know that hardware can be difficult and confusing, but come on…

Cupboard Door

This Fixed-it Friday photo was taken at an open house by JJ Normandeau of CFS Canada.

On another topic…an iDH reader needs help identifying the product pictured below.  Any ideas?

Access Control

14 Responses to “FF: Cabinet Hardware”

  1. John Emry says:

    CorKey product. I’m not sure what the best source for product data is but here’s a link:

    Here’s another one that shows what the “keys” look like:

    I installed these on a job several years ago and didn’t really care for them.

  2. Dwight says:


    Before my life in door hardware I did kitchen design. I have seen this 100’s of times. The installer takes the doors off to hang the cabinets and has someone drill the holes for the pulls/knobs. 50% of the time you end up ordering at least one new door. Really a pain when they are custom cabinets.

  3. Krys says:

    It’s a “His” and “Hers” set of pulls! Right? It’s supposed to be like that. 😉

  4. Don Cherry says:

    That’s the side for the really good booze…

  5. Richard Hancock says:

    Nice way to keep children out of that cabinet?

  6. liberty says:

    I do not remember who made them but the lock worked with a metal key tag similar in shape to a dog tag. Small magnets inside activated by the key tag allowed the lock to operate. These were in use in the 80’s

  7. Ryan Pfeiffer says:

    No room to write RH or LH on the top of cabinet doors. 🙂

  8. Bob Monigle says:

    The one on the right is the cabinet you tell your kids the snacks are located in. They can’t reach the handle…problem solved.

  9. tim says:

    Public education…

  10. lach says:

    Add two more handles. Make it even.

  11. Rich says:

    Corkey products is still searchable on the internet. They are lock conversion parts to use a magnetically encoded card (either stainless steel or plastic) to interact with magnets placed inside the lock to release the slide. You place the magnets (+ or _ direction) in the lock slide yourself. You coded the cards yourself (+ or -) in a jig and erased them as well with a bulk tape eraser. The one in the picture also could be changed in an instant by rotating a small tool in the holes while the appropriate card was inserted and pressed. This would change which batch of cards operate the lock. You could get knob conversions, mortise cylinder like in the picture above, key switches etc. Not sure if they are really still available. Definitely old technology.

  12. Thierry Lapointe says:

    That’s a cabinet accessible via the labyrinth. David Bowie style

  13. Brenda Dove says:

    Think the lock in the bottom picture is an August Lock

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