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Hardware 101 > Overview

A series of documents are provided here to further explain terms and terminology related to shutter hardware and blacksmithing, as well as the evolution of early hardware.

  • Functional Shutters – how and why shutter work.
  • Glossary – “A Blacksmith’s Glossary of Terms” – all about iron, steel, forging… stuff like that.
  • History – “A Brief History of Early Hardware” covers the roots and evolution of American hardware. Why certain hardware was seen in a given period.
  • Shutter Terminology – the nuts and bolts words used with shutters and hardware


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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