Walls

Knock, knock: Doorknobs!

I wanted a unique way to hang various items like coats and bags so I found different old doorknobs that I liked the look of and five different escutcheon plates. At the hardware store I bought five 4-inch long screws, some heavy-duty drywall anchors, and some quick-set epoxy.

I removed the set-screws from the side of the doorknobs to remove the shaft. I stuffed cotton or paper into the large voids inside the doorknob so that there was room for the screw with some generous wiggle room. I put epoxy into the void of the doorknob then set the screw deep down into the doorknob as far as it would go. I had to carefully hold the screw straight until the glue cured.

I installed drywall anchors then screwed the doorknobs into the anchor with the escutcheon plate sandwiched between. I think using a chain to hang the mirror above the fireplace on a doorknob is an interesting detail.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s