How to Secure Valuables Inside Your Home

secure valuables in your home

Where do you keep your valuables? If they’re stashed in your dresser drawer, bedroom closet, or maybe even your freezer, they’re exactly where a thief will search first. Other places they’re sure to check are under your mattress, in medicine cabinets, inside toilet tanks, and in bookshelves (including false books). If you’re going to thwart a potential burglar, you’re going to have to do better.

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CSH’s Rolling Barn Doors featured on Food Network’s ‘Save My Bakery’  

As featured on MyFixItUpLife, Custom Service Hardware got some love on the popular renovation-themed show ‘Save My Bakery’ on Food Network. In an episode entitled “Connection Disconnection”, up-and-coming bakery & tea room  Lori’s Sweet Sinsations got the upgrade treatment – in part with Rolling Barn Doors via CSH. Continue reading “CSH’s Rolling Barn Doors featured on Food Network’s ‘Save My Bakery’  “

How to Fix Broken Drawer Slides

Cabinet drawers see a lot of activity over the years. Whether they’re holding kitchen supplies, hardware tools, or an assortment of random items, drawers bear a great deal of a weight and haphazard use. One day the drawer starts to jam or bind, makes a grinding noise or just plum won’t budge. At that point, it’s clear that you need to investigate and fix the problem with your drawer slides. It’s easy for a misguided slamming of a drawer or general overuse to cause the drawers to stop working properly. Learn about the common problems that break down drawer slides and how to remedy these issues with some easy fixes.

Bent or misshapen sections

After emptying the content of your drawers and carefully removing the drawer itself, examine the slides. If you see any bent or misshapen spots, look at the extent of the damage. Often times, the bend can be smoothed out by re-shaping the slide. First you’ll have to carefully remove the slides from the drawer and drawer box. Use pliers to reshape the drawer slides and smooth out any warped areas. Clean and replace the slides, and you should have a functioning drawer again.

Loose screws

Screws can often come loose over time. When drawer slides aren’t attached to the sides (or bottom) of your drawer properly, the drawer won’t move smoothly anymore. Consider the condition of your drawer slides before pursuing this next step. If they’re in good condition and the screws are the sole problem, get some wood glue before re-tightening the screws. Put some wood glue in the whole and tighten the screws for a seamless and secure attachment.

Use cleaner

Drawer slides gather dust and debris just like all the other forgotten crevices in your home. Maybe the drawers aren’t sliding in and out as easily as before. If there is no major damage to be discovered, the drawer slides might just need some cleaning. Remove the drawer box and examine the slides. Use a basic cleaning spray and a rag to wipe down the slides and ensure they’re clean. Your drawers should be running smoothly after that.

Roller wheels

The roller wheels to the slides are essential for smooth running, especially with soft-closing or self-close drawer slides. If the wheels are just roughed up or mildly damaged, some grease and cleaning should put the wheel back into to normal rolling shape. However if the wheel has been worn down to a more flat edge, or if it’s completely broken, you’ll need to completely replace your drawer slides. The roller wheels are riveted to the body of the slide and cannot be replaced individually.

Unique Rolling Door Hardware

If you're looking for a stylish addition to your home, installing a rolling door is a popular option. Rolling doors not only are an attractive addition to your home, but they also save space. Since these rolling barn doors have no door swing, this saves you a few feet of space that typical doors use when opening and closing.

In addition to saving space and adding a new look to your home, these doors are useful in hiding certain rooms. For example, a laundry nook, personal office or kid's playroom can benefit from being hidden by a rolling door. Larger rooms can be separated in half with a rolling barn door, creating two separate functional spaces. These doors are also a great option for a pantry or closet, since they attractively conceal your storage in small spaces.

These interior barn-style doors can be customized in a variety of ways to match your home's style and decor. Between the variety of rolling door hardware (including roller straps), type of finishes and your door thickness, you can easily customize  the look of your door.

One of the easiest ways to customize your rolling door is with the roller strap. There are a wide variety of styles available ranging from a basic rectangle shape to a fancy Fleur-de-Lis style. If you're looking for a unique roller strap, here are a few fun options.

 horse roller strap

Since it is sometimes referred to as a “barn door” this double-horse roller strap is a perfect hardware option. Bring a touch of the outdoors inside with this handsome horse detail.



wolf roller strap

This Kaminski wolf roller strap would make a great addition in a home of those who love the outdoors. Log cabins, hunting lodges and more are great spaces to install this rolling door hardware.



gingerbread man rolling strap

This gingerbread man roller strap is another fun type of hardware for your rolling door. Install it in the family room you spend the holidays in- guests will love the fun, seasonal touch. This particular roller strap style is very versatile, so it can be used year-round as a fun, decorative accent.



ice cream cone roller strap

What better way to personalize a kid's bedroom or playroom than with this ice cream cone roller strap? This fun hardware is sure to receive compliments from any guest who enters your home.