Photo Gallery: All About Door Hardware

Choose door hardware in scale with the door itself. Two hinges are usually sufficient for interior doors, but use three or four on entry doors. Entry doors are generally heavier, and call for more durable hardware.

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Lever Latch

Levers are easy to grip and open, so they are a perfect option for households with children or older adults.

Lever Latch With Lock

This type of decorative latch with a small combined lock is often used for privacy on interior doors. The knob turns to secure lock.

Knob

Simple doorknobs are used on interior doors, cabinetry, and furniture, and they are vailable in a variety of styles and finishes.

Pull Handle

Used on accordion doors, bi-fold doors, and cabinet door fronts, pull handles are easier to grip than knobs.

Floor Door Stop

A floor door stop is cushioned to prevent slamming.

Hinge-Pin Door Stop

A hinge pin door stop is adjustable.

Hinged Door Stop

A hinged door stop attaches to the door.

Standard Butt Hinge

This hinge has three or four holes on each leaf, and a fixed pin in the hinge barrel.

Rising Butt

This hinge lifts the door upward as it is opened to allow for a sloping floor.

Parliament Hinge

An extended leaf allows a door to open fully, where the frame might otherwise prevent it.

Ball Bearing Hinge

Installed like a butt hinge, the ball bearings give smooth action.

Loose Pin Hinge

The pin allows you to detach the door without removing the hinge.

Flush Hinge

This hinge is surface-mounted, so there's no need to cut into the door edge to install it.

Vinyl Hinge

This hinge is designed specifically for a vinyl door.

Doorset Hinge

This hinge is designed specifically for a pre-assembled doorset.

Strap/Tee Hinge

A strap/tee hinge is used on a ledge-and-brace door or on a door needing extra support.

Magnetic Catch

Often used on glass doors, magentic catches are made of high-impact plastic.

Ball Catch

Used on closets, the ball pushes into the strike plate.

Roller Catch

A roller catch provides a quiet alternative to the clicking sound of a magnetic catch.

Locks and Latches

Doors normally require a latch mechanism so that they can be securely closed. Interior doors tend to have a simple mortise catch. The main body of the latch is attached to the closing edge of the door. The catch then engages with a plate that is attached to the door jamb or door frame. Common types of door locks include mortise lock sets, cylinder and tubular locks, and unit locks. Cylinder locks are most common in residential use. Deadbolts are used in addition to a standard doorknob lock on entry doors. When selecting door hardware, it is important to know which way the doors swing. Passage latches are used on interior doors where security is not an issue. The latch is opened as the handle is turned.