Rustic doorbell button collections
A rustic doorbell button is a very important contribution to your farm, ranch, lodge, or cabin. As people approach a building they may not notice what as at the side of the structure, but you can bet that they will see everything close to the front door and that includes the doorbell button. So it is important that the button looks good and helps you make a good first impression. Luckily, rustic doorbell buttons are relatively inexpensive. They certainly represent one of the easiest ways to perk up the homestead.
Hammered Copper rustic doorbell buttons
Hammered copper is a time tested material when it comes to exterior use. The classic appearance never goes out of style and is stylistically appropriate for a wide variety of building styles. Our hammered copper rustic doorbell button collection also features metal buttons as opposed to the ubiquitous white plastic buttons. It's a classy look that greatly complements the generous slabs of copper.
Rustic cast bronze
The rustic bronze doorbell buttons are individually artisan made in a rustic location in Oregon using the lost wax casting method. There are two appealing patina choices, one with brassy tones, and one with coppery tones. There is a little lead time involved due to the extensive hand work involved, but it is not excessive. The slight variance from piece to piece due to the hand made nature gives these a true artistic flair.
Slate and Pewter
What could be more naturally appealing to a rustic building structure than a natural design element such as genuine slate? Stone has a long history of adding an aura of durability and permanence that explains it's wide historic use. It's worth thinking about.
Old West favorites collection
Eclectic and reminiscent of the late nineteenth century the rustic doorbell button designs in this series have a completely unique look that appeal to many aficionados of the rustic style.
care of maintenance of rustic doorbell buttons
In general usage there is really no maintenance involved. However, if you live right on the beach you may be subject to exposure to corrosive salt air. We talked to a person years ago who lived right on the beach and they informed us that they bought doorbell buttons by the case since each button only lasted about six months. If you are in a situation like this it might not be a bad idea to periodically take remove the doorbell button and scuff up the wires and terminals with fine sandpaper to get any oxidation off. The material is usually copper or brass, which can develop a verdegris patina over time. Another location to rehabilitate would be the internal contacts inside the button itself. Rather than replace the button, it might make sense to pick up a spray can of Deoxit F5. When sprayed inside the switch that will clean corrosion and oxidation off of the electrical contacts and will leave a thin film of protective material on the contacts. This also works great on other types of contacts such as rotary and toggle switches used on vintage stereo equipment. It will eliminate crackling noises from potentiometers as well.