Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




2383 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 547

Subscriber

Topic # 225755 4-Dec-2017 16:21
Send private message quote this post

I'm looking for one set of door knobs and plates dating from the villa or bungalow era - say late 1800's to 1920's - hopefully on Auckland North Shore or near the central city.

 

Thanks.

 

 

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
13448 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1616


  Reply # 1912765 4-Dec-2017 16:28
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

There are demo yards renovation places that sell old window frames and doors, so imagine they would also sell knobs. But trademe is another option. YOu can also often buy new stuff that is almost identical to the old stuff, but may have more modern mechanics, but it can be very pricey.


1413 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 309

Trusted

  Reply # 1912770 4-Dec-2017 16:40
Send private message quote this post

In Wairau Park there is a furniture salvage yard - Timber Recyclers on Archers Road.


 
 
 
 


2777 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 584


  Reply # 1912773 4-Dec-2017 16:45
Send private message quote this post

Places like early settler, sell repros,

 

http://www.earlysettler.co.nz/hardware/door-furniture


912 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 222

Subscriber

  Reply # 1912778 4-Dec-2017 16:50
Send private message quote this post

There was an awesome place in Christchurch before the earthquakes that sold that sort of stuff, I think it was called "Through the Keyhole". I don't know what happened to them after the quakes, I could never find them again.




2383 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 547

Subscriber

  Reply # 1912779 4-Dec-2017 16:51
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

jonb:

 

In Wairau Park there is a furniture salvage yard - Timber Recyclers on Archers Road.

 

 

Yes - thanks - this is the only place I was aware of and I phoned them earlier today to ask if they had stuff - they do and I'm going there tomorrow. Have bought there before - great place - love what they do with recycling native demo timber.

 

 



2383 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 547

Subscriber

  Reply # 1912780 4-Dec-2017 16:53
Send private message quote this post

wellygary:

 

Places like early settler, sell repros,

 

http://www.earlysettler.co.nz/hardware/door-furniture

 

 

 

 

This is also an excellent idea - thanks. If I can't find genuine 'old', there looks like stuff here that will suit. Didn't know about this place.

 

 

1413 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 309

Trusted

  Reply # 1912793 4-Dec-2017 16:58
Send private message quote this post

Also try Junk and Disorderly in Northcote.  More of a traditional second hand shop but might have something.


1198 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 445

Subscriber

  Reply # 1912805 4-Dec-2017 17:17
Send private message quote this post

How about these guys:
http://demolitiontraders.co.nz/recycled-goods/hardware/



2383 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 547

Subscriber

  Reply # 1912870 4-Dec-2017 19:01
Send private message quote this post

kryptonjohn: How about these guys:
http://demolitiontraders.co.nz/recycled-goods/hardware/


Thanks - looks promising but don’t really want to go to Hamilton for this.

1198 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 445

Subscriber

  Reply # 1912872 4-Dec-2017 19:08
Send private message quote this post

Huh. I thought they were in Auckland. Must have mixed them up with someone else.

10534 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1746

Trusted

  Reply # 1912878 4-Dec-2017 19:12
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Im nn ChCh, Musgroves has lots and lots of stuff. If you post pics or PM with pics I'm more than happy to have a look see. Its not far from me, and they have expanded big time. 




2383 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 547

Subscriber

  Reply # 1913650 6-Dec-2017 06:36
Send private message quote this post

tdgeek:

 

Im nn ChCh, Musgroves has lots and lots of stuff. If you post pics or PM with pics I'm more than happy to have a look see. Its not far from me, and they have expanded big time. 

 

 

 

 

Many thanks @tdgeek - that's a very kind offer and much appreciated.

 

 

Back plate is 53 mm W x 165 mm H.

 

It doesn't need to be identical - roughly similar size and style would be great.

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


3314 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1247


  Reply # 1913697 6-Dec-2017 09:00
Send private message quote this post

Our local council operates a reuse shop.  I assume most council's do?  Another place to try.  I managed to find door handles that matched those doors in our old house at our local reuse shop. 

 

Also keep an eye out for renos in your area of houses the same age as yours and ask builders as often this stuff just goes in the skip.  I got a bunch of latch mechanisms when our next-door neighbours did a reno.

 

Often a local joiner 'back in the day' used a particular type of door furniture and you are likely to find it locally second hand.





Mike

10534 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1746

Trusted

  Reply # 1913714 6-Dec-2017 09:20
Send private message quote this post

No worries. This looks promising   http://www.thesalvagecompany.co.nz/windows-and-doors/

 

LOL, that place is not far from where I will be going Saturday morning, the old place we are selling, so Ill pop in there as well.


137 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 19


  Reply # 1913851 6-Dec-2017 14:01
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Try these guys...  but they are in the city.

 

http://www.bungalowandvilla.co.nz/


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.