See how Olde Good Things fabricates our famous copper patch mirrors made from reclaimed copper sheeting. We make these beauties by hand in our shop in Scranton, PA, so not only do you get a piece of history but you get a sustainably correct decorative piece that brightens up any room and makes a great talking point. Order online or call to inquire about custom pieces (1-888-233-9678).
Antique iron gates & fencing are one of the most popular architectural materials that we endeavor to salvage. From iron balconies to iron doors, from decorative iron items to iron gates & fencing, people love the look and strength of olde good iron! If you are looking for an iron piece to add significance to your design or build, we have many styles from which to choose, including both classic looks and detailed designs. Our decorative iron options vary from practical choices like iron grates and window guards to items aimed at beautiful interior décor such as decorative iron wall hangings. Iron is bold, durable, and beautiful and can become a showpiece no matter where you use it.
If you are the proud owner of an Olde Good Things handcrafted dining room table or you own a farm table made of the woods listed in the video, you may have many questions on how to well maintain and clean your dining room table.
There are generally two types of finishes we use:
1. Conversion Varnish: We also refer to this as our lacquer finish. This finish is generally used for hardwoods such as: walnut, maple, mahogany, oak industrial flooring etc.
2. Oil / Varnish: This is three-part mixture which consists of marine varnish, tong oil and mineral spirits. We use this finish on our farm tables, which are made from reclaimed white pine and other pines as well as on our reclaimed oak.
These two finishes are both stain resistant and water resistant. In caring for your dining room tables, we suggest using a mild soap and water for everyday use. This will clean grease and stains etc. We recommend Guardsman, a spray furniture polish to bring back the luster in your table.
For the farm tables when scratched you can easily touch it up with a Minwax pencil stain sold at Home Depot. Use either dark or light depending on the color of your table. A provincial stain is usually good for our tables. Then wipe over with natural Danish Oil and wipe off to revitalize your table. This is also sold at Home Depot.
Antique hardware has a style that can’t be matched by anything you find at the local hardware store today. This custom look is what makes your antique door knobs, drawer pulls, or reclaimed architectural pieces so distinctive and beautiful.
If you have ever needed to replace a piece of hardware from a vintage or antique item, you know that they also come with their own unique set of problems. Screws are the wrong size. Elements don’t match up correctly. Some parts are almost impossible to find. If you DO happen to find something the right size, shape, and color in a contemporary store, you end up losing the character and quality that made your piece so special in the first place.
The good news is, Olde Good Things carries an immense selection of antique hardware, and we always have the customer in mind. We want to match your custom style with the perfect element for the piece’s age, color, and texture. And, if we can’t match the old hardware, we want help you find something better in our extensive treasure trove.
In order to find your ideal hardware replacement, follow a few simple steps.
1. Remove the hardware you want to replace from the existing fixture.
2. Measure the length, width, and diameter of each part.
3. Email us at email@example.com with the measurements, clear resolution photos, and desired quantity and we will do our best to match it. We are happy to work with you on finding the perfect style or finish in the event that you are open to a new look.
Here are several types of the hardware items we have in stock online: Applique, Door knob sets, Door knobs, Door pulls, Closers, Levers, Door Locks, Hinges, Knockers & Door Bells, Back plates, Rosettes, Pocket Door, Push plates, Mail Slots, Keyhole covers, Cabinet & Furniture, Casters, Curtain Hardware, Elevator Hardware, Finials, Locks, Hooks and Racks, Ice Box Hardware, Lighting Hardware, Railing Hardware, Bottle Stoppers, Shelf Brackets, Snow Guards & Window Hardware.
Video Tour of Olde Good Things Hardware Room
This is only a partial list of items we carry, many of which do not appear in our online store. So please, contact us directly, so we can help you find your perfect piece of hardware before you settle for something less than wonderful.
Olde Good Things Union Square is located in one of the most popular districts of Manhattan. A focal point for New Yorkers and city visitors alike, you are likely to see something unforgettable at any time of day in Union Square. You may be caught up in an impromptu body building class or spectacular street performance, or simply cool your heels while lounging around the Square much as Kerouac and the other Beat writers did years ago.
Over the years here at Olde Good Things, we mastered our unique silvering glass technique. All the glass we use is 80-100 years old. Get a glimpse on how our workers in the glass shop use this technique on a piece of reclaimed clear glass.
If you frequent the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan you may have happened across our flagship store at 149 Madison Avenue. Impressive and fascinating, this sprawling ground floor space is populated with some of the finest design pieces in our inventory. An eclectic array of inventory from industrial chic to architectural antiques. Lots of NYC statement pieces! Take a look at our video tour for just a small sampling of what you will find inside this 5600 sf location of Olde Good Things.
Three amazing NYC locations:
5 E. 16th St. between 5th Ave & USW. (212) 989-8814
149 Madison Ave. at the corner of 32nd St. (212) 321-0770
302 Bowery between Bleeker and Houston. (212) 498-9922
Always new inventory. Do the Olde Good Things Walk and visit all three!
See a sampling of inventory from each store, scroll down and filter by location here.