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Door Hardware 101: What handed door do you have?

When ordering door hardware, it’s imperative that you know which side of the door the lock is on. The swing of the door, which is essentially how the door will open, affects the style, fit, and its functionality.

Charleston Hardware Co. is here to help make the hardware process easier, so we put together the diagram below to make sure you avoid ordering a lock that is backwards.

To determine door handing, follow these steps:

  1. Stand on the outside of the door, facing the door. If it is a locking door, stand on the side where you would insert the key, or unlocking tool for a privacy lock. For interior doors, stand on the side of the door you would typically enter from. For example: In the hallway leading to a bedroom door, bathroom or closet, in the kitchen if leading to a pantry, etc.

  2. If hinges are on the left, it is a left handed door. If the hinges are on the right, it is a right handed door.

Door hardware is the jewelry you need to welcome your guests in fashion, but only if you do it right! Shop our wide variety of door hardware here and give us a call at 866-958-8626 for any questions you may have.

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Ferenc Davies
Ferenc Davies
27 de abr. de 2023

There are different varieties that form door hardware locks. The door hardware locks depend essentially upon the mechanism of the door. Such a mechanism adorns the door in a functional sense. Always choose Locksmith Myrtle Beach specialists because they never disappoint their clients and install the best and most secure door locks at a handsome price.


30 de set. de 2021

It's good to know the things about the door hardware but i will be grateful if you share some views on door locks also. It will help new beginner locksmith experts to know more about the door locks and their specifications.


25 de set. de 2021

I probably call rivderdale locksmith for such type of suggestions. They can recommend the handles and locks that are best suitable for the door.

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