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Rocky Mountain Hardware Guide


*Active Door
The primary door in a pair of doors and typically has an operable handle set.

*American or U.S. Cylinders
Refers to the type of cylinder used with several types of multi-point lock sets. These cylinders are attached to the escutcheon and do not vary in length, but the tailpiece length varies according to door thickness.

Bronze is a metal alloy which has been used for casting objects for centuries. At Rocky Mountain Hardware, we cast in a two different bronze alloys – silicon bronze which produces gold undertones and white bronze which produces silvery/pewter undertones.

*Butt Hinges
Hinges with one leaf mortised to the jamb and one leaf mortised to the edge of the door.

*Cabinet Roses
The back plate behind a cabinet knob or pull.

Decorative nails typically applied to the surface of a door.

A portion of a lock where the key is inserted to lock or unlock the set. There are several different kinds common to Rocky Mountain Hardware sets.

*Dead Bolt
A locking mechanism that is separate from the latching mechanism in a door set. A dead bolt can be locked by a key or a turn piece. Rocky Mountain Hardware can provide separate dead bolt trim that is used above a handle set or can incorporate the dead bolt and handle trim onto the same escutcheon.

*Dummy — Full
This is a set with inoperable handles on both sides of the door (typically in conjunction with roller catches, flush bolts or surface bolts).

*Dummy – Single
This is a set with an inoperable handle on one side of the door (typically in conjunction with roller catches, flush bolts or surface bolts).

*Edge Pulls
Used to retrieve a pocket door from the pocket.

*Emergency Release
This term refers to the capability of a lock to be unlocked from the exterior side in case of an emergency situation. This is an aspect of most interior privacy lock sets. Rocky Mountain Hardware provides an emergency release key with our privacy lock sets.

*Entry (Double Cylinder)
This is a locking set with operable handles that has a keyed cylinder on both sides of the door (typically used on primary exterior doors).

*Entry (Single Cylinder)
This is a locking set with operable handles that has a keyed cylinder on the exterior side of the door and a turn piece on the interior side (typically used on primary exterior doors).

Back plate that attaches to the door or to the ceiling/wall for lighting.

*European Profile Cylinders
The other type of cylinder used with multi-point lock sets. These cylinders slip through the exterior escutcheon, the door and the interior escutcheon and are held in place by a set screw through the edge of the lock and vary in length for different door thicknesses.

*Flush Pulls
Recessed pulls used on sliding doors such as pocket or bypass doors.

Indicates where the door is hinged and the direction it swings. Please see the chart.

The portion of the set you grab to pull or rotate. The handle options are grips, levers, knobs or ring pulls.

*Inactive Door
The secondary door in a pair of doors. The inactive door is often secured with flush or surface bolts and typically has inoperable handles.

*Lock Mechanisms
This is the portion of the set operated by the handles, cylinders, thumb latches and turn pieces.

*Lock Trim
This is the portion of the set usually attached to the surface of the door that consists of Escutcheon, Handle, Swing Cover, Thumb Piece and Turn Piece.

*Mortise Bolt
A locking mechanism that is separate from the latching mechanism and is operated by a turn piece. It is commonly used for interior applications to provide privacy on bedroom and bathroom doors.

*Mortise Cylinders
Mechanisms that are threaded into mortise locks, secured by a set screw through the edge of the lock and vary in length for different door thicknesses.

*Mortise Lock
This mechanism integrates the locking and latching mechanisms into a single cartridge style lock. The mortise lock is available in a variety of functions such as entry, patio, privacy and passage.

*Multi-Point Lock Mechanisms
Mechanisms that latch the door at several points along the length of the door instead of a single point in close proximity to the handle. Multi-point locks are provided with French doors made by most of the major window manufacturers. Due to the variety of multi-point sets available, Rocky Mountain Hardware recommends that a copy of the existing lock trim or a factory drawing be sent to us so our trim can be machined correctly to match the lock in the door.

*Ornamental Hinge Strap
A decorative piece of metal applied to the surface of a door to mimic a strap hinge.

This is a non-locking set with operable handles (typically used on doors that do not require security or privacy such as closets, laundry or utility rooms, pantry, mechanical rooms and so on).

This is a lock set with operable handles that is locked by a turn piece from the interior side, but has no keyed access from the exterior (typically used on secondary exterior doors).

The bronze’s patina is a living finish that develops as the product ages. During production, the bronze’s oxidized hues (patina) are enhanced through an element bath. Touch, climate, and weather exposure will continue to change the bronze’s color, sheen, and texture.

*Privacy (Mortise Bolt or Mortise Lock)
This is a locking set with operable handles that is locked by a turn piece from the interior side and can be unlocked by an emergency release key from the exterior side (typically used on bedroom and bathroom doors).

*Privacy (Spring Latch)
This is a locking set with operable handles that is locked by a push button on the escutcheon from the interior side of the door and can be unlocked by an emergency release key from the exterior side (typically used on bedroom and bathroom doors).

This is a set with inoperable grip handles and/or escutcheons. The set can have locking capacity in single cylinder, double cylinder or patio applications and is available in full or single dummy as well (typically used for commercial applications).

*Rim Cylinders
Mechanisms used in dead bolts that are mounted with screws from the opposite side of the door. They do not vary in length, but the mounting screw and tailpiece lengths vary according to door thickness.

*Spring Assist
Each handle Rocky Mountain Hardware produces has an additional spring attached to the handle and the escutcheon that returns the lever, knob or ring to the neutral position; this mechanism eliminates sagging handles.

*Spring Latch
A latching mechanism operated by the handles.

*Strap Hinges
Hinges that have one leaf applied to the surface of the jamb and one leaf attached to the surface of the door.

*Swing Cover
The flap that covers the cylinder or the emergency release access.

*Thumb Piece
This piece retracts the latch bolt on a thumb latch entry lock set.

*Turn Piece
This piece operates the dead bolt on the interior side of a locking set.


The look of the bronze will change with time. Cleaning all surfaces with a mild soap, water, and a non-abrasive cloth will help the hardware age gracefully. To protect the patina finish, apply a high-quality clear paste wax.

Water conditions vary across the country. Chemicals and minerals in the water and air can combine to have an adverse effect on the finish. We recommend that you rinse away any traces of soap and gently dry with a clean soft cloth after each use.

Do not allow materials such as toothpaste, nail polish remover, or caustic drain cleaners to remain on the surface.


Rocky Mountain Hardware stands behind all of our bronze products with a lifetime guarantee on material and workmanship. In addition, the internal mechanisms, including all locks, latches, etc., are guaranteed for 50 years from the date of sale to the original user. Rocky Mountain Hardware will repair or replace the defective product or parts that fall within these guidelines. When necessary, a proof of purchase dated within the warranty period may be required. The patina finish applied to our bronze products is known as a “living finish” which means it will change with time, touch, climate, etc. Because each product will be exposed to a varying set of conditions, we do not warranty the finish of our products.

Rocky Mountain Hardware will not assume liability for any labor charges regarding the removal or reinstallation of the products; nor will we cover any freight, postage, or handling expense related to the product. Damages caused by accident, misuse, abuse, or improper installation are not covered by this warranty.

Installation Videos & Tutorials for Rocky Mountain Hardware

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Product Binder

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Door Prep Specifications

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Installation Instructions

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Hardware Application

Standard: One door, single track

Bypass: Two Doors, multi-track setup

Bi Parting: Two Doors, single track

Getting Your Track Length

For best results the track length should be a minimum of double the width of your door.

Example: A 3ft wide door needs a minimum of a 6ft track.

Please Note: Any track length over 8ft will come in seperate segments which will be easy to combine with provided Splice Plates & Hardware.

Example: A 5ft wide door will need a 10ft track which will come with 2 5ft segments.

If you require a size not listed call in for a custom order as we can fabricate any track length or customize the track to your needs.

International Customers, Please Read:

Based on your track dimensions and variable shipping requirements your track will be separated into smaller segments to save you shipping costs, splice plates and all necessary hardware will be provided for you to combine them.

Track Holes

If your wall does not have solid blocking you can order with no holes, and drill yourself to align the holes to your studs.

It is important that when installing your track, your lags go into something solid. You cannot lag into just the sheetrock.

Pre-Drilled Track: A Pre-Drilled Track will work for you if you have an interior or exterior header/blocking to lag into. Our Tracks are drilled to evenly space the weight. They are NOT drilled to hit studs.

No Holes: Getting a Track with No holes is best if you are planning to lag into your studs. This makes it so you can drill the holes on site to line up with your studs.

Door Kits

Most of our doors are offered as "Door Kits" (The door itself comes in pieces). A Door-Kit requires some assembly of the door slats, where as an Assembled Door requires no assembly. Neither option includes installation of door hardware.

If a Door Kit if ordered, you will receive a box approximately 7' x 1' x 6" (sizes vary depending on order). Typical assembly time is approximately 45 minutes.

Assembled doors will be shipped via Freight and will arrive in a crate. Please note, the hardware is not installed on the door in this option.

NOTE: UPS Hub Pickup

"It is our aim to provide our customers with as many options as possible but occasionally that can make things difficult to ship. Due to shipping restrictions all doors, not shipped as a kit (unassembled), that are over 5 feet wide and 7 feet tall will be shipped to the UPS hub nearest to customers desired address. The customer will then be responsible for transporting the item(s) from the hub to the desired destination.

Door Width

Header Explainer

A general rule is to add 4 inches to the length of your track. If you order a 7ft track they’ll need a 7ft 4 in header.

If the header exceeds 8ft it will be shipped in sections, all necessary equipment will be provided.

Door Thickness

If you are ordering a door from Rustica, leave this option as Standard

If you have your own door measure the thickness and round to the nearest quarter inch (our spacers are adjustable to many ranges).

Trim / Baseboard Thickness

The depth of your trim and baseboard from off of the wall (if the thickness of your trim & baseboard is different, select the thickest point).

If you plan using a external mounting header select no trim.

Additional Hangers

Additional Hangers are needed for doors that are greater than 5ft in width (1 extra per door greater than 5ft)

Hinge Placement Instruction

Measure the existing slab, that you're wanting to replace, from the top of the door to the top of each hinge. You will format your entry in this format: Hinge 1- 10" from top of door. Hinge 2- 22.

Lift Gate Service

By selecting this option a freight truck will come equipped with a lift gate which unloads your heavy products to the curb

Door Accessories

Spice Rack

The spice rack is great for holding an assortment of items.

Stories Told Bookshelf

Four shelfs total, our biggest bookshelf.

Steam Engine Bookshelf

Two shelfs, with a beautiful design.

Coat Hanger

The perfect coat hanger for any office or home entry.