Cabin Hooks

Cabin hooks can be a great way to create a rustic, country look and give your home a cabin-style feel. From kitchen cupboards and cabinets to patio doors, shed doors and barn doors, a cabin hook is very versatile and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Cabin hooks look particularly stylish on French doors. At Restoration Online we sell cabin hooks in a range of sizes and in many different finishes. If you browse through our catalogue online, you are sure to find a cabin hook that will be ideal for your restoration project. You spend a lot of time choosing your doors, but it is worth taking the time to select the right door hardware as well. It is sometimes the smallest details that can leave the biggest impression. By adding a decorative detail, a cabin hook can give your doors a stylish and professional finish.

What is a cabin hook?


With so many different types of latches, handles and hooks, it is sometimes hard to tell one from the other. A cabin hook is a type of latch that comes in two parts: firstly a hooked bar that is permanently attached to a bracket and secondly an eye-screw (also called a receiver) that the hook slots into. They are used for holding doors, gates and shutters open or closed. Using cabin hooks is a great way to prevent the wind from blowing doors open and shut on windy days!

How do you install a cabin hook?


Cabin hooks are relatively easy to install. The first thing you need to do is to decide on the best position for the cabin hook which really comes down to your personal preference. If you are trying to make it harder for children to open a door or gate, you’ll probably want to install it a bit higher than you normally would so it is out of their reach. Before you install the cabin hook, you’ll need to work out the exact positioning so that the hook will easily fit into the receiver and that the hooked bar and eye-screw are level with each other. Once you’ve marked out where they need to go, you can simply screw in the fittings. At Restoration Online, all our cabin hooks come with the screws included so they are ready to install.


Our cabin hooks come from Australian company, Tradco Hardware, who specialise in architectural hardware that is stylish, yet affordable. They have built a solid reputation over many years and have become the brand of choice for renovators, builders and architects across Australia and even further afield. At Tradco Hardware, they are driven by the detail and you can be assured that however small the item, whether it’s a hinge, a door handle or a cabin hook, it will be of a very high quality.


We sell cabin hook ranging in size from 100mm to 175mm with three sizes in between; 120mm, 150 mm and 170mm. The smaller sizes are good for bathroom doors, small windows, bi fold doors, cabinet doors or kitchen cupboards and the larger sizes are ideal for garden gates and shed doors. Our cabin hooks also come in many different finishes from a shiny polished brass or polished nickel to matte black. Or if you are after a more aged traditional look, you can choose a cabin hook in or antique copper or antique brass. Being a hand-crafted finish, antique brass has a living patina so the depth of tones will change over time. Cabin hooks also come in chrome, satin chrome, rumbled nickel and satin nickel. You can match the finish and the style of your cabin hook with the rest of your door hardware.


At Renovation Online, we love to provide a personal service so if you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us. Our friendly and knowledgeable customer service team would be very happy to help. And if for some reason the cabin hook you choose isn’t quite right when it arrives on your doorstep, we offer a 21-day change of mind policy. If you’ve chosen the wrong size or finish, you can exchange it for the correct product. Or you can send it back and get a refund. We know that when you are doing home restorations or renovations you don’t want to be waiting around for a long time for products to arrive. That’s why wherever you are in Australia we do our best to get your order to you as quickly as possible and we’ll let you know as soon as possible if there’s going to be a long lead time or if your particular cabin hook is out of stock. If your order is super urgent, let us know and we can see what we can do to help. We like to keep our customers happy.


As well as cabin hooks, at Restoration Online you can buy all your other door hardware whether it’s door bolts, door stops or hinges. If you want your front door to stand out from the crowd, we also have a decorative range of door features such as house numbers, doorbells, door knockers, centre door knobs, escutcheons, push plates and letter plates. And we also sell a stylish range of French door hardware, too. Check out our extensive range of home hardware online. We really are your one stop shop for all you house building and renovation needs.