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Thanks to Shari and Rick Pistone, owners of Rick's Hardware Co. in North Hollywood, thousands of unique vintage doorknobs, drawer pulls and hinges have been saved from landfills. Their treasure chest of a store is lined with wooden cubbies filled with stunning hardware for doors and cabinets, with items of every style, finish and period. Antique and vintage pieces from as early as the 1800s are the shop's specialty, but new merchandise is available, too. If you're renovating a home, don't throw away the discarded fixtures; take them to Rick's and see if you can make a deal — buy or trade. You may even see your old hardware in a movie: The shop does a brisk business with the studios, renting out unique hardware for set decor. —Jacky Surber

4382 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hlywd., 91602. (818) 508-7948, rickshardware@aol.com.

LA Weekly