Rockwood Decorative Door Pull Selection Guide


Rockwood Manufacturing makes durable and unique architectural door pulls that combine functionality and aesthetics to create your dream interior. They can make a significant difference in the overall feeling of a building, and it is a detail that should not be overlooked. 

Why Choose Rockwood Decorative Door Pulls?

A door is the first thing a person sees before walking into a building or a room, and the door pull is the first thing that they touch. The small detail of a door pull can make an impression on a person’s first experience with a building, since the hardware of a building is the most intimate connection people have with the structure. Just as jewelry can make an outfit look more elegant and sophisticated, door pulls can have this same effect on any door, adding the subtle touch that changes the entire look. 

Since door pulls are heavily used in any establishment, it’s important to choose a door pull that is reliable and durable in addition to being stylish. Rockwood offers a wide variety of top quality  door pulls, as well as custom options, which can take your building’s aesthetic to the next level. 

Types of Decorative Door Pulls

Rockwood architectural door pulls come in endless options of materials, colors, shapes, and finishes, to ensure that your door pull perfectly matches the feel of your building.

  • Leather Door Pulls: Rockwood uses the finest bridle and upholstery leathers in the world to create unique leather door pulls, handcrafted by talented craftsmen. Offered in brass, bronze and stainless steel base materials, with a wide variety of architectural finishes, these door pulls can be made in custom colors to fit your design needs. 


  • Wood Door Pulls: Rockwood’s AborMet™ pull combines the strength of solid brass and steel with the warm feel of and varied tones of wood. Rockwood offers a variety of premium wood options, including Mahogany, Canary, and Walnut.

Rockwood Wood Craftsmanship

  • Knurled Door Pulls: Rockwood’s Knurled series was released in honor of the company’s 75th anniversary. This highly textured design produces a better gripping surface, while enhancing the aesthetics of the door’s opening. 

Classic Door Pulls: These traditional style pulls feature finials, variable lengths, and optional base plates as custom elements to enrich the classic style. 

  • Custom Door Pulls: Beyond their selection listed, Rockwood can also make completely custom designs and finishes to ensure that your door pull perfectly matches your desired interior aesthetic. With Rockwood door pulls, you can choose to include custom machining, custom casting, custom bending,  materials, colors engravings, and more. All the colors, finishes, and threads are up to you.

View the full collection of Rockwood door pulls.

Mix and Match Door Pull Details

Rockwood door pulls can be paired with any grip shapes, grip types, post shapes, and end shapes. These small details can accentuate your door pulls and make them look more unique. 

Grip Shapes

Rockwood door pulls come in a  variety of grip shapes, including:

  • Round: Creates a clean, smooth, and simplistic design.

  • Oval: Offers a sturdy and sleek design; combination of strength, style, and practicality.

  • Square: Features clean lines and bold styling; sturdy; comfort-focused grip.

  • Sculpted: Has precise curves, a flowing design, and a sophisticated elegance.

Grip Types:

  • Leather

  • Plain Metal

  • Santoprene™

  • Knurled

  • Black Anodized

  • Wood



Post Shapes: 

  • Round 

  • Square

  • Oval

  • Offset

  • Diamond

  • Stepped

  • Rectangular 

End Shapes

  • Flat

  • Round

  • Oval 

  • Square

  • Rectangular

  • Diamond

  • Bent

  • Hexagon

  • Radius

  • Decorative

How to Choose the Right Door Pull

When choosing a door pull, you will want to consider the overall interior design of your establishment. What message do you want to send to the person before they even enter your building or a specific room? Will they be walking into a place that is classic, modern, or rustic? Your door hardware should reflect the style of the building.

The door pull is something that people touch the most within a building, so you will want to take into consideration the grip of the door pull as well. For example, if you are seeking to provide comfort, then hand-stitched leather or a wood pull may be more optimal than a cold metal handle. 

Lastly, you should choose door pulls that complement your doors, and enhance the architecture of your building. If your doors are very plain, you may choose a door pull that adds more texture and visual appeal. 

Where to Use Architectural Door Pulls

Rockwood door pulls can be made anywhere from cabinet size up to 96 inches long for larger doors, making them the perfect fit for virtually any door. These door pulls can be used anywhere, including:

  • Exterior doors

  • Sliding doors

  • Offices

  • Commercial buildings

  • Multi-Family buildings

View the entire Rockwood Door Pull Catalog or contact Rockwood support to get started on finding the door pulls you need to add the finishing touch to your establishment.