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Installing a swinging door? Read this first.
Nov, 14, 2022

Installing a swinging door? Read this first.

Swinging doors look pretty simple but looks can be deceiving. While the mechanisms of most manual swinging doors are relatively […]

Why Sliding Door Hardware Quality Matters
Oct, 19, 2022

Why Sliding Door Hardware Quality Matters

For over 140 years, our “Made in America” craftmanship has hinged on the word “quality”. When we say “sliding door […]

Installing a Sliding Barn Door? Here are 6 FAQs and Answers.
Oct, 18, 2022

Installing a Sliding Barn Door? Here are 6 FAQs and Answers.

Sliding barn doors are very much ‘in’ right now, and there’s a good reason for that. Sliding doors are easy […]

8 Ways to Incorporate Sliding Barn Doors in Your Home
Sep, 21, 2022

8 Ways to Incorporate Sliding Barn Doors in Your Home

When we think of barn doors, we tend to think of, well, barns. But you don’t have to own a […]

Sliding Door Hardware: How to Get Your Project Rolling
Aug, 11, 2022

Sliding Door Hardware: How to Get Your Project Rolling

To build or not to build? That is the question. …Or is it? When it comes to a new door […]

How the Right Swinging Door Can Transform Your Entire Garage
Jul, 14, 2022

How the Right Swinging Door Can Transform Your Entire Garage

You probably don’t spend as much time thinking about garage doors as we do (not many people do!) but you […]

Buyer’s Guide: Finding the Right Door Hinge
Jun, 16, 2022

Buyer’s Guide: Finding the Right Door Hinge

What is the single most important piece of hardware in any swinging door? At RW Hardware, we would argue it’s […]

Sliding Barn Door Options to Fit Your Lifestyle
Apr, 16, 2021

Sliding Barn Door Options to Fit Your Lifestyle

The first records of sliding barn doors date back to Roman times around two thousand years ago. We’ve taken on […]

Different Types of Hinges and Their Impact on Your Project
Mar, 16, 2021

Different Types of Hinges and Their Impact on Your Project

Approaching a swinging door project must be done with careful thought and consideration. When executed successfully, your doors are able […]

Garage Door Styles to Improve Your Curb Appeal
Feb, 18, 2021

Garage Door Styles to Improve Your Curb Appeal

Garage doors are items that not only keep our precious cars and other things locked in a safe space but […]

The Steel Skyrocket: Explaining the New State of Steel Production
Feb, 03, 2021

The Steel Skyrocket: Explaining the New State of Steel Production

In the 20th century, steel made in America forged the American manufacturing empire. But now, the price of steel itself […]

Five Questions to Keep in Mind When Buying Door Hardware for a DIY Project
Jan, 20, 2021

Five Questions to Keep in Mind When Buying Door Hardware for a DIY Project

At RW Hardware, we stand at the horizon of a new frontier: the Rustic Renaissance. We may not be taming […]

Choosing the Right Doors for your Stalls and Barns
Dec, 14, 2020

Choosing the Right Doors for your Stalls and Barns

Picking the right doors for stalls and barns is a stable investment and can be a daunting task. Where to […]

Swinging Garage Doors vs. Sliding Garage Doors
Nov, 19, 2020

Swinging Garage Doors vs. Sliding Garage Doors

Your garage is more than just a place to store old board games and leaky cars: it’s a vital part […]

Box Track Hardware For Industrial and Commercial Markets
Oct, 29, 2020

Box Track Hardware For Industrial and Commercial Markets

In an industrial or commercial setting, where everything is a series of shelves and doors, hardware is the basis for […]

Selecting the Right Sliding Door Hardware
Sep, 22, 2020

Selecting the Right Sliding Door Hardware

Everybody seems to be in the spirit of home improvement these days. And thanks to the Rustic Renaissance and a […]

Stay On Track With Our Box Track Sliding Door Hardware Kits
Aug, 14, 2020

Stay On Track With Our Box Track Sliding Door Hardware Kits

We know a thing or two about box track sliding door hardware: that’s because we invented the original enclosed box […]

Things to Consider When Choosing Stable Hardware
Jul, 22, 2020

Things to Consider When Choosing Stable Hardware

When you’re selecting stable hardware for your horse barn, you’re making a stable investment. It’s hard to know how to […]

5 Advantages of Swinging Garage Doors
Jun, 22, 2020

5 Advantages of Swinging Garage Doors

Looking to take things in a new direction? You’re probably very familiar with a sliding track overhead door in your […]

Securing Your Barn Door Lock
May, 29, 2020

Securing Your Barn Door Lock

Have you recently installed a sliding barn door in your home, barn or shop? Are you curious as to how […]

Hand Welding vs Robotic Welding – Why the Artisan will Never be Replaced
May, 04, 2020

Hand Welding vs Robotic Welding – Why the Artisan will Never be Replaced

In an era of developing robotics and boosting technology, businesses oftentimes prefer the cost-effectiveness of robotic labor over employee handiwork. […]

Holding Strong for our Country, Community, and Employees
Apr, 21, 2020

Holding Strong for our Country, Community, and Employees

A lot has changed since we first opened our doors in 1880. We survived wars, economic downturns, and many other […]

ILLINOIS GOVERNOR PRITZKER’S EXECUTIVE ORDER IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Mar, 24, 2020

ILLINOIS GOVERNOR PRITZKER’S EXECUTIVE ORDER IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

After careful consideration of Illinois Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order in Response to COVID-19 and under the advice of experts and […]

How to Attach Tempered Glass to Sliding Door Hardware
Mar, 19, 2020

How to Attach Tempered Glass to Sliding Door Hardware

Are you looking for ways to increase the appeal of your home? Have you considered installing a door made of […]

How to Select the Right Hardware for Your Heavy-Duty Door
Feb, 27, 2020

How to Select the Right Hardware for Your Heavy-Duty Door

Heavy-duty doors cater to various industry needs. From architectural to equine markets, installing a door comes with multiple considerations. Below, […]

The Importance of Barn Door Weatherstripping
Jan, 30, 2020

The Importance of Barn Door Weatherstripping

Barn doors play an important role on farms and homesteads, in barns, stables, and interior architecture. Especially in the winter, […]

Choosing the Right Stall Door Latch
Dec, 19, 2019

Choosing the Right Stall Door Latch

Your dream barn, stable, or equine facility can live up to its function while simultaneously securing the area and looking […]

5 Advantages of Sliding Garage Doors
Dec, 04, 2019

5 Advantages of Sliding Garage Doors

Garage doors offer more than the generic open/shut feature that keeps items in your garage’s interior safe from the outdoor elements. Regardless of the standard features brought by […]

Exterior Sliding Barn Door Hardware Kit: What Makes Our Kits Unique
Nov, 27, 2019

Exterior Sliding Barn Door Hardware Kit: What Makes Our Kits Unique

A great barn door is useless without its hardware and installation. Though exterior sliding barn doors cater to multiple trends […]

Not All Hinges Are Created Equal
Nov, 20, 2019

Not All Hinges Are Created Equal

How to pick the right hinge

Sliding Garage Doors vs. Traditional Garage Doors
Nov, 14, 2019

Sliding Garage Doors vs. Traditional Garage Doors

Homeowners and businesses alike have any given motivation behind shopping for a new garage door. From wanting to improve curb […]

Hardware Needed for Safely Installing Swinging Garage Doors
Nov, 01, 2019

Hardware Needed for Safely Installing Swinging Garage Doors

Looking for a different variation from the usual garage door that rises and falls with the push of a button? […]

When Should You Use Heavy Duty Box Track Hardware?
Oct, 23, 2019

When Should You Use Heavy Duty Box Track Hardware?

“Quality,” John Ruskin states, “is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.” Ruskin was right; quality […]

Building A Brand That Holds Strong
Sep, 18, 2019

Building A Brand That Holds Strong

It all started with two letters seared into steel: RW. The brand you build to represent your company is the […]

Change the Appearance of Your Home with Sliding Track Door Hardware
Aug, 07, 2019

Change the Appearance of Your Home with Sliding Track Door Hardware

Sliding door systems have been around for well over a hundred years. The earliest applications for sliding doors were on […]

Keeping Animals and Zoo Keepers Safe
Apr, 07, 2018

Keeping Animals and Zoo Keepers Safe

There are a lot of things that go on behind the scenes when it comes to zoos, the animals that […]

Selecting Heavy Duty Strap Hinges for Swinging Doors
Aug, 21, 2016

Selecting Heavy Duty Strap Hinges for Swinging Doors

There is specific criteria you should use when selecting heavy duty strap hinges for swinging doors. Strap hinges come in […]

How Preserving the Appearance of Historical Buildings Helps Communities
May, 31, 2016

How Preserving the Appearance of Historical Buildings Helps Communities

Historical preservation is becoming a more viable option for both commercial and residential properties. There are several benefits gained from […]

Why the Longevity of Stable and Barn Door Hardware Is Important
May, 15, 2016

Why the Longevity of Stable and Barn Door Hardware Is Important

The longevity of stable and barn door hardware is essential to the proper operation of doors. Most barns and stables […]

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