Product Installation Instructions
SPECIAL NOTE TO INSTALLER
The purpose of this note is to insure that you have a great day installing some very unique hardware as opposed to having one of the worst days of your career. Our hardware is not difficult to install, but it must be installed differently in order to avoid ending up with misaligned pieces.
The reason our hardware has to be installed differently is that each piece is handcrafted and therefore not uniform. The worst possible mistake you can make is to start drilling holes and mounting pieces without reading and following the enclosed instructions and using the guide screws provided – if you do that, we guarantee that no one will be happy with the result.
So please…pour yourself your favorite beverage, sit down, read and take to heart the simple instructions enclosed. Then have a great day working with some truly unique hardware!
Timber Bronze, Inc.
Antler Hook Instructions:
Congratulations on your purchase of a solid bronze mule deer antler hook from Timber Bronze! The antler is a likeness, the original of which was crafted in our shop. We are confident that you will enjoy this item for many years to come. We suggest the following procedure for mounting your hook.
1. First, screw the enclosed hanger bolt tightly into the base of the small closed mounting cone (if you think you may ever want to remove the piece, we suggest you use LockTite or Threadlocker Blue on the thread). Then, if the hook is to be mounted on a solid wood wall, position it where you want it to be, taking care not to scratch the wall surface with the anchor point on the back side. Drill or punch a into the wall where you want the anchor point to be – just large enough to make it easy to push the point into the wood. Positioning the anchor point in that hole, use the pointed end of the hanger bolt to mark the spot on the wall where the bottom hole should be drilled. Drill a hole slightly smaller in diameter than the hanger bolt in the wall. Holding the hook in place against the wall, screw the hanger bolt into the second hole you drilled. Tighten securely.
2. If the hook is to be mounted on a studded wall, you would ideally position it directly over a stud and mount it as described above for a solid wood wall. If the hook must be mounted on sheetrock without a stud behind it, we recommend that you purchase a plastic screw-in type anchor (with the thinnest collar you can find) at a local hardware store. Then follow the procedure described above for mounting on a solid wood wall except that you should drill the bottom hole large enough to accommodate the plastic anchor and then screw the hanger bolt into the anchor.
3. In either case, if your installation requires a longer or shorter hanger bolt, it can be purchased at almost any hardware store.
Doorbell Plate & Button Installation Instructions:
Some simple installation instructions:
1. The bronze plate was handcrafted by Timber Bronze 53, LLC.
2. The button requires a 5/8” diameter hole. That is probably the size of your existing hole; if not, you will need to drill one approximately 1” deep in the desired location – usually 36” to 44” above the door sill.
3. Before installing the Timber Bronze plate and button, be sure your existing system works! If it’s not working, you need to determine whether the problem is with the old button or with other parts of the system. To do this, disconnect the wires from the existing button and touch them together. If the bell or chime operates, the problem was your old button. If the bell or chime does not operate, there is a problem with your transformer, bell or chime that will have to be corrected before installing the Timber Bronze plate and button.
4. When you have a 1” deep, 5/8” diameter hole and know that your system is operational, attach the wire leads to the screw terminals on the back of the new button. Push excess wire back into the hole and attach the Timber Bronze plate to the wall surface with the enclosed matching screws.
Your door bell plate will, in all likelihood, darken over time as it is exposed to the weather. You can care for it by periodically washing with a gentle soap, applying a high quality paste wax and buffing with a soft cloth. You can also use compressed air to blow it clean, but be careful not to leave residue on the surrounding surface.
If you eventually would like to have your door bell’s finish restored to new condition, we provide that service at a cost of 10% of the current retail price plus shipping.
Hook Installation Instructions:
We suggest the following procedure for mounting your hook.
- If the hook is to be mounted on a solid wood wall, position it where you want it to be, taking care not to scratch the wall surface with the sharp anchor point on the back side. Drill a tiny, shallow hole into the wall where you want the anchor point to be – just enough to make it easy to push the point on into the wood. Drill a hole slightly smaller in diameter than the enclosed hanger bolt in the wall. Screw the hanger bolt into the base of the hook and then screw the entire assembly into the wall.
- If the hook is to be mounted on a studded wall, you would ideally position it directly over a stud and mount it as described above for a solid wood wall – except that it would be preferable to simply push the sharp anchor point into the sheetrock without drilling a hole for it. If the hook must be mounted on sheetrock without a stud behind it, we recommend that you purchase a plastic screw-in type anchor (with the thinnest collar you can find) at a local hardware store. Then follow the procedure described above for mounting on a solid wood wall except that (a) you should just push the sharp anchor point into the sheetrock and (b) you will drill the hole large enough to accommodate the plastic anchor and then screw the hanger bolt into the anchor.
- In either case, if your installation requires a longer or shorter hanger bolt, it can be purchased at almost any hardware store.
Knobs, Pulls, & Handles Installation Instructions:
Please read and follow these important installation instructions:
1. Since our knobs, pulls and handles are hand made and the pieces are often irregular in shape, it is not unusual for the screw holes to be slightly off center.
2. Mark on the front of your drawer or cabinet door exactly where you want the center of the knob to be.
3. Align the knob on the mounting surface so that its center is exactly over the mark you made.
4. Press the knob firmly to make an indentation on the mounting surface. If you have followed the instructions above, this is where you should drill to make the center of your mounted knob(s) end up where you marked for it (them) to be.
5. Drill the hole(s) from the front of the mounting surface into the drawer or cabinet so as not to splinter the front. It’s also a good idea to hold a piece of wood on the inside behind the point where you’re drilling so you don’t splinter the back.
6. Put the screw in from the back and tighten. To minimize the possibility of marring the mounting surface, do the final tightening from inside using your screwdriver if possible rather than by turning the knob tight from the outside.
7. If the screw is too long put a small washer under the head. If it is too short, you will either have to purchase a longer screw or drill a hole slightly larger than the head of the screw in the back of the door or drawer to recess it a bit and allow it to reach through to the handle.
White Pine & Ponderosa Door Knocker Instructions:
Congratulations on your purchase of a solid bronze Ponderosa or White Pine cone door knocker from Timber Bronze 53, LLC! We are confident that you will enjoy this item for many years to come. Some simple installation instructions:
1. Attach the base securely to your door with the enclosed wood screws.
2. Hold the cone in place between the tabs forming the slot on the base. There are two hex head screws already inserted into a threaded hole in each of the tabs. Next, starting from the right side of the base, screw the enclosed hex head screws through the holes in each tab into the standoff on the back of the cone using the included hex key. Because everything about these pieces is often uneven, the tab holes are frequently not directly across from one another. Mounting the cone will be easier if you know ahead of time what you’re dealing with. (Each door knocker is mounted and fully assembled before it leaves our shop, so we do know the pieces will fit and work together.)
3. If the cone is a bit stiff on the screw, it should loosen some with use. Do not over-tighten the screw.
4. If you ever move, you can take your door knocker with you by removing the knocker screw and taking the base off the door.
Your door knocker will, in all likelihood, darken over time as it is exposed to the weather. The best way to care for it is by periodically cleaning it with something similar to a feather duster. You can also use compressed air to blow it clean, but be careful not to leave residue on the surrounding surface. Your door knocker can also be refinished to a like-new appearance; if you would like to have that done sometime in the future, contact us regarding cost and to make return arrangements.
If you are missing your special installation instructions and you don't find them here please call us and leave a message at (541) 263-2800.
Enjoy.....and thank you!