Posts By: Arthur Harris

Mixed Metals for Cabinet Hardware: Do or Don’t?

mixed metals for cabinet hardware

An age-old design rule is to never combine different metals, especially when it comes to cabinet hardware. Luckily times are changing, with mixed metals bringing an elevated depth of style to any space when done right. There are some tricks of the trade to help you blend styles to get a layered look. Below, we’ve… Read more »

How to Choose Kitchen Hardware for White Cabinets

hardware for white cabinets

When it comes to selecting hardware the decision can be overwhelming, especially hardware for white cabinets. On a white backdrop, hardware plays the starring role and ends up being a focal point, so you want to make sure you’re choosing styles and finishes that enhance the feeling of the most central room in your home:… Read more »

A Pocket Guide: 316 Stainless Steel Properties

Stainless Float Catalogue | 316 Stainless Steel Properties

Grade 316 stainless is one of the most widely used types of stainless steel on the market due to its superior corrosion resistance, particularly in acidic environments. There are several advantages to 316 stainless steel properties when compared with other grades, so we’ve put together a quick reference guide highlighting the properties, applications and benefits… Read more »

How to Use 400 Series Stainless Steel

Ferritic Stainless Steel | How to Use 400 Series Stainless Steel

Stainless steel, especially the 400 series stainless steel, is one of the most advantageous of all stainless grades. Known primarily for its wear-resistance, the diverse range of the series allows for accommodation across various industries. Having so many options within the 400 series requires education about what’s appropriate for the job. Here are a few… Read more »

Does 304 Stainless Steel Rust?

Austenitic Stainless Steel

Have you ever found yourself wondering: does 304 stainless steel rust? If so, you’re not alone – a common misunderstanding about stainless steel is that rusting is impossible. While it offers the most corrosion resistance compared with other metals and alloys, the reality is that stainless steel can rust in specific environments. Below, we dig… Read more »

How to Install Cabinet Pulls and Knobs

cabinet knobs

It’s no secret – new stainless steel hardware such as cabinet pulls and knobs can make all the difference when updating your living space. Plus, they’re an easy weekend project that you can even install yourself if you do it correctly! Wondering where to begin? We’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn our best… Read more »

A Pocket Guide: Drawer Pull Size Chart

When choosing the drawer hardware, trying to determine the length of stainless steel pulls to use can be frustrating. At Arthur Harris, we understand that if your hardware is sized appropriately, it will make all the difference in functionality and style. To make this process simpler, we’ve created a written drawer pull size chart for… Read more »

Importance of Metal Finishing Process for Float Balls

Metal finishing for float balls is a special process used in float and tank applications. Finishing may require treating the exterior or interior of the float ball for a variety of purposes. A particular surface finish is necessary for a food environment. Weighted float balls may be necessary for specific gravity requirements when tanks have… Read more »

Cabinet Pulls: Stainless Steel vs. Satin Nickel

stainless steel bar pulls

One of the best ways to upgrade your kitchen without a full remodeling is to upgrade your cabinet hardware. Stainless steel bar pulls and satin nickel bar pulls are two popular hardware choices for kitchen cabinet upgrades. New pulls are an easy and affordable option and can make a big impact on the look of… Read more »