Handcrafted excellence in decorative hardware

Top Knobs strives to offer designers decorative cabinet hardware that’s crafted with tradition and built to last. That’s where the Aspen and Aspen II Collections come in. Both are created from 90% recycled bronze and hand-finished for a beautiful, elegant style at an affordable price.

Raw bronze

Raw bronze, the beginnings of the Top Knobs Aspen Collection.

What began 5,000 years ago as the standard for creating art, jewelry and armor has become the standard of excellence. Intricate copper formulas and traditional casting techniques are infused into each handcrafted Top Knobs design.

Each piece is coated with a proprietary sealed finish that helps Aspen’s light patina and natural distressed look stay protected from age and wear.

Top Knobs Aspen filing molds

Molds are filled with hot liquid bronze to create the Aspen Collection

Every Aspen piece is hand-cast and hand finished, which accentuates the one-of-a kind look and feel. Made with solid castings of artisan grade bronze, the quality of Top Knobs can be felt in the palm of your hand.

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Top Knobs Aspen filing twig pull

Hand filed and handfinished

Available in a variety of Old World inspired shapes – twig pulls, button knobs, cup pulls, square knobs, rounded pulls, flat sided pulls, peak knobs, rounded knobs, egg knobs and decorative backplates in an assortment of shapes – Aspen and Aspen II fit many decorative styles.

For traditional spaces, the Aspen Collection is a match in four finishes: Light Bronze, Medium Bronze, Mahogany Bronze, and Silicon Bronze Light.

For more transitional spaces, the Aspen II collection includes the same handcrafted cast bronze designs in three contemporary plated finishes: Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel and Brushed Satin Nickel.

Top Knobs Aspen II

Top Knobs Aspen II Cabinet Hardware

Visit www.topknobs.com to view the entire Aspen and Aspen II Collections.

Aspen Collection

Aspen Collection

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Top Knobs Perfects A Lakeside Cottage Kitchen

SigKitBathTop Knobs has helped transform another beautiful kitchen, as seen in Signature Kitchens & Baths Magazine.

Designer Jill Brecheisin of Kitchens By Design was hired by the owners of a lakeside cottage in Michigan to transform their L-shaped kitchen into a beautiful entertainment destination for their friends, children and neighbors. While the original 31’ by 14’ was spacious, it lacked style and didn’t utilize all of the floor space to it’s maximum potential.

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Using a custom planked decorative range hood as the focal point for the kitchen, the designer also included two island counters, one for food prep and one for dining. The antique white cabinetry was perfectly accented by Top Knobs cabinet hardware in Patina Rouge.

The remodeled kitchen includes knobs and pulls from the Normandy collection, as well as Somerset Finial from the Appliance Pull collection.

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Around the world with the Passport Collection: The Trevi Fountain

The Passport Collection from Top Knobs features designs from well known landmarks all over the world. One of the most familiar landmarks visited by patrons both near and far is the Trevi Fountain in Italy.  Located in Rome, legend has it that if one throws a coin into the Trevi Fountain it will ensure their return to Rome someday.

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The Trevi Fountain, or Fontana Di Trevi, is the largest baroque fountain in Rome. It stands at 85.28 feet high and 160.72 feet wide. Each day, the fountain spills over 2, 824, 800 cubic feet of water. The fountain itself is made out of travertine and carrara marble.

The same half dome that is seen above the fountain was the inspiration for Trevi Fountain pulls and knobs in the Passport Collection. The cross weaved design that is on the half dome can be seen in all of the styles of the Trevi Fountain pulls, cup pulls, and knobs.

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All of the products in the collection are available in five unique finishes including German Bronze, Patina Rouge, Polished Nickel, Pewter Antique, and Tuscan Bronze.

Like all Top Knobs products, the Trevi Fountain series of the Passport Collection comes with a lifetime warranty and a protective seal finish.

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Top Knobs Back-To-Back Pulls Integrates Cabinet Hardware Throughout The Home

Normandy Cage Top Knobs is stepping out of the kitchen and bathroom, and into the rest of the house! The Back-To-Back Door Pull Collection gives designers and consumers the ability to integrate the same cabinet hardware that they love into rooms all around the home.

The collection is composed of 12 of the most popular Top Knobs styles including: Normandy, Normandy Birdcage, Normandy Twist, Nouveau Bamboo, Nouveau Ring, Nouveau Arrow, Nouveau Brook, Somerset Finial, Somerset Weston, Somerset Melon, Asbury and Tuscany.

 

Tuscany Back-to-Back Door Pull

Tuscany B2B

Tuscany Back-To-Back Door Pull shown in Dark Antique Brass

  • Available in two sizes – 12 and 18 inches
  • Available in Dark Antique Brass, German Bronze, Old English Copper, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Pewter Antique and Rust.

Somerset Weston Back-to-Back Door Pull

Somerset Weston Back-to-Back Door Pull in Polished Brass

Somerset Weston Back-To-Back Door Pull in Polished Brass

  • Available in 8, 12, and 18 inches
  • Optional finishes in Brushed Satin Nickel, German Bronze, Patina Black, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Brass, Polished Chrome, Pewter, Pewter Antique and Rust.

The collection is available in 12 unique finishes. End caps can be mounted for use with one-sided applications for appliances or large pantry doors. The sealed finish also makes them viable for bathroom fixtures, such as the shower door.

MSRP ranges from $201.40-$461.40 depending on the size and finish. Like all Top Knobs products, the Back-To-Back Door Pulls come with a lifetime warranty.

Solid versus hollow cabinet knobs and pulls: why it matters.

The cabinet and drawer knobs and pulls that are stocked at big box home improvement stores and hardware stores are typically hollow. Hollow knobs can also be found in kitchen cabinet showrooms and decorative hardware showrooms on their lower end “builder grade” knobs and pulls. You can tell a knob is hollow by picking one up and holding it. It’s light. You may also notice that the back of the knob or pull is also hollow. This reduces the amount of metal in the knob or pull, which reduces the cost. But it also reduces the longevity of the knob. Less metal can also cause sharp edges that aren’t comfortable to the touch.

Nouveau III M1143

Nouveau III M1143

If shortcuts have been taken on the metal, then it’s also likely that shortcuts have been taken on the finish – fewer coats, less polishing, fewer coats of protective lacquer, and thus more vulnerable to tarnishing, the finish rubbing off, and changes to the finish color over time. The knob or pull may also have rougher edges due to mechanical finishing vs. hand finishing.

Top Knobs Passport Collection Luxor Series

Top Knobs Passport Collection Luxor Series

You can feel the quality of Top Knobs in your hand. Most Top Knobs products are solid metal – solid brass, bronze, iron, steel, etc – and they are heavy! A solid knob is far less vulnerable to denting or creasing. The heavier weight feels good in your hand. The screw threads extend through the solid knob, making it far less vulnerable to stripping than a hollow knob with far fewer threads. And because every Top Knobs product is hand finished, they are smooth to the touch with no rough edges.

Top Knobs Tuscany M229

Top Knobs Tuscany M229

There are a few hollow knobs and pulls in the Top Knobs product line. If the design on the product is very intricate, the metal has to be pressed into the mold rather than poured into the mold. This requires using a flat sheet of metal, which is then formed to create the rest of the hollow knob or pull. This is actually are more costly and involved production process, but the result is a beautiful and intricate design and appeal!

View the complete Top Knobs product line, and the 2015 product catalog, at www.topknobs.com.

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