Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Craftsmen Hardware Company: Where Copper Hardware Is Still Made by Hand

These days finding any product whose manufacturing can be traced back to an individual or even a group of individuals may only follow a rather long search. Maybe it is all of the news of big businesses taking advantage of their customers or the people that they employee, but more and more people seem eager to search for handcrafted products. Even during these difficult times, people are willing to pay more and wait longer to receive products that are produced by hand.

Those that shop for handmade products do so for a variety of reasons. Unlike mass produced products, each piece has its own truly unique qualities. Others say that they value a sense of connection with the craft person that made the product. Whatever the reason, the product has special qualities for the buyers that go beyond its obvious utilitarian purpose.

Operating out of its shop in rural Marceline Missouri, the birth place and childhood home of Walt Disney, the crafts people of the Craftsmen Hardware Company produce by hand all sorts of hand hammered copper hardware items. Craftsmen Hardware work sheets of copper and other materials into Arts and Crafts style door hardware and cabinet hardware. With the exception of their Arts and Crafts house numbers and a couple of other popular small items that our stocked, each piece is made special for the individual placing the order. Customers are willing to pay more and wait weeks for their order to be completed knowing that the connection with the handcrafted item will be enjoyed and appreciated for many years.

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