Custom Service Hardware has strived for excellence in quality and customer service since 1977, when founder Frank Rasmussen prepared the very first catalog by hand. Today, CSH is a staple in the wholesale hardware industry, supplying over 50,000 products to builders, contractors, and homeowners around the world. And even though the world and everything in it moves a lot faster than it did in the Seventies, we like to stay close to our roots.
Rolling ladders can add a classy and elegant touch to any home library or den. CS Hardware is the leading manufacturer of rolling library ladders and hardware kits in the United States, and considering their success and increasing popularity, we now offer a wider 20-inch version of our rolling ladders! Continue reading “Introducing the NEW Wide Quiet Glide Rolling Ladders & RTA InvisiDoor”
The InvisiDoor by Custom Service Hardware is one of our most popular products, and it’s no secret why. Our hidden door solutions come ready to install, and installation is easy enough for anyone to handle, only requiring as little as a drill. Check out the video to learn about the benefits of the InvisiDoor, and read on to find out just how easy it is to set up and install! Continue reading “InvisiDoor Installation 101”
We here at Custom Service Hardware are excited to announce that we now are carrying General Finishes Chalk paint! And even more exciting—a quart of paint is only $22, cheaper than GF Milk paint, and covers 100 square feet. If you don’t need that much, you can get a pint for $13.
Now what’s the deal with chalk paint? Continue reading “Chalk Paint –Whats the Big Deal?”
Opening ceremonies with Jay Leno, food, exhibits, demonstrations, and parties—the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas is the largest light construction show in the world with over 50,000 people from over 100 different countries in attendance.
Continue reading “Custom Service Hardware at the IBS”
The type of finish you choose for your indoor and outdoor wood is often as important as the type of wood itself! With tons of options in dye stains, wood stains, and milk paints, it can get pretty confusing. So we’ve made a list of the different wood finishes to help you make the best decision possible for your home.
2015 is here, but 2014 has had many great moments – and a lot of great projects, and great products to help bring them reach their potential. We took a moment to reflect on the biggest trends in 2014 and highlight our favorite products of this year. Did you use any of these great home hardware items this year? Continue reading “Top Ten Hardware Products Of 2014”
Another favorite this year has been the “handy” tool and gadgets of the 3rd Hand variety. Hardware store heroes and reluctant DIYers all love an extra hand, and when you need a tool to help out in those situations, 3rd Hand comes to the rescue. Continue reading “2014 Favorites: 3rd Hand Tools – Great Helpers”
The walk-in closet is a dream to many people, because it means having all the space in the world to organize AND stylize their apparel. You can enjoy ultimate closet style without having the big closet if you find the right closet hardware. Here we breakdown the pieces you can buy to make the most of your closet space – no matter how much or how little you have to work with.
Pull Down Rods
For those who can’t reach the top of tall closets, pull down rods allow for making use of all the closet space you have. Closet rods are a unique installation, and they are side-mounted. The pull-down rods are a full system with two side rods and a center rod that can be used for lowering the closet rod. The rods come with a telescoping handle and rod that can accommodate custom lengths and widths. Note that a minimum of 14″ closet depth is needed to install.
Shoe and Pant Storage
Shoe and pant storage usually come in the form of hardware that can be added to a closet system or installed in a closet separately. Utilizing shoe storage is a way to consolidate shoes without sacrificing space. Easy shoe storage systems involve door hang racks and plastic hanging pockets as a stand-alone solution. However you can also choose railing that can be installed on a section of your closet system to keep shoes in place.
Pant racks typically are rods combined on a rack that extends on a drawer slide style track. You can usually install it within a closet that fits the proper width. The application can also apply to dish rags and similar hanging fabric.
Easy pullout storage can be used for towels, jewelry, and other small items that can be installed in conjunction with a closet space. These kinds of pullouts often run on drawer slides and can be installed in the upper half of a tall closet, thus making use of otherwise empty space. Pullout baskets, pullout rods, and jewelry drawer pullouts can all be used in closet organization.
This is a guest post provided by Rianne Hunter.
Winter can be a wonderland for those living in the north. However, that wonderland is often accompanied by less than wonderful conditions. A home is especially vulnerable to damage throughout the frigid months of winter, but there are plenty of ways to prepare for potential disaster.
The furnace is one appliance that no one in colder climes can live without. This is not just a luxury. Residents must keep their homes heated as a matter of survival. That is exactly why furnace maintenance is so important. Autumn is a great time to begin your preparations for winter. It is also the perfect time to schedule a routine furnace inspection to ensure that no malfunctions occur when a constant supply of heat is needed most.
Seal All Windows And Doors
When it comes to getting ready for winter, from Anchorage to Boston home improvement is no joke. This is especially true when winter rears its ugly head. Cold air can get into your home through many sources. Windows and doors must be sealed properly to keep your home warm and reduce your electric bill. Leaky windows and doors cause drafts that force your furnace to work overtime in an attempt to maintain a specific temperature.
Protect Your Plumbing
Just like the doors and windows, the plumbing of your home must also be inspected to prevent winter damage. If water pipes are not insulated properly, then they can burst. A burst pipe can cause serious damage to a home at a time when home repairs are the most difficult to perform.
Prune Overhanging Trees
Defending your home from the dangers of winter can extend beyond the walls of the home itself. The property outside must also be prepped. Winter weather will often cause damage to trees. A falling branch can puncture the roof, damage the walls and even break windows. It is important to prune any trees that stand close to the structure of your home.
Prepare Your Tools
Now that most of the major maintenance tasks have been performed, it is time to arm yourself. Check all winter tools, such as snow blowers, shovels and axes. You should replace any worn or broken tools so that you are better prepared to deal with any heavy snow storms. It is also a good idea to drain the gasoline from your lawnmower and any other appliances that will remain unused throughout the winter months.
These five maintenance tips will help the winter months to pass without a hitch. The key to surviving a winter is to be prepared. Stock up on canned food and emergency supplies before a major snow storm before a major snow storm has a chance to sneak up on you.