About Selby Furniture Hardware Co., Inc.
Selby Furniture Hardware Co., Inc. started in business in 1949 with the concept of offering a complete "one stop" source of hardware for the woodworking and furniture industry.
It was also dedicated to introducing new products to improve the assembly, design and function of wood products.
This was a unique concept at that time. Selby became known as the innovator of new hardware and was dubbed "The Houdini of Hardware" by leading furniture designers and publications in 1964. Many furniture designers send their drawings to Selby for solutions to difficult assembly problems.
Selby scours Europe and elsewhere for hardware developments that improve the American industry in home and office furniture and marine and aircraft interiors. Among its unique introductions, then unknown in the United States, were:
- European-type concealed hinges
- No-mortise flush butt hinges
- TV pull-out swivels
- Concealed brass cylinder hinges
- Cabinet-mounted wall beds
- Electric lift-mechanisms for TVs and bars
- Surface-mounted no-bore concealed hinges
- Eccentric-cam concealed KD fittings
- Table extension mechanisms with self-storing leaves
- Taper-connectors for wood-joining
- Knock-in drawer dividers
- Concealed key-hole assembly fittings
In fact, so popular was this concept that many of Selby's European sources decided to set-up their own U.S. affiliates in competition.
Started in 1949 by Sanford Bruckner after his honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force in World War II, he was joined in 1973 by his son, Neil Bruckner, now President, in charge of the day-to-day operations.
Today, Selby operates from a 110,000 square-foot facility in the Bronx, N.Y. with an auxiliary office in Montreal, Canada.