Project That Really Rocks
Buying hardware for your home can put a dent in your wallet. Venture into your backyard for material to make your own out of rocks -- after all, they're free and readily available. You'll go green and save some green in the process.
Here's everything you¿ll need to create some stone solid hardware:
-- Smooth rock with a flat surface on one side
-- Flathead machine screws
-- Bowl of sand
-- Two-part epoxy adhesive
-- Small flat washers
-- Lock washers
Rock Knobs: Step 1
Go out in your garden or backyard in search of rocks that will make great knobs. The best are rocks with one flat surface and a rounded top for something to grab onto.
Rock Knobs: Step 2
Use flathead machine screws with the accompanying nuts and washers for spacing. The length of the screws is up to you.
Rock Knobs: Step 3
Place your rock in a tub or bowl of sand to stabilize it while you work. Be sure the flat side of your rock is facing up.
Rock Knobs: Step 4
Mix up some two-part epoxy adhesive according to the directions. Make sure the adhesive is suitable for use on metal or concrete.
Rock Knobs: Step 5
Apply a small amount of the adhesive to the rock and add your screw, head side down. Make sure it is centered. Let it set.
Rock Knobs: Step 6
Add your new knobs to your doors or drawers. To create space between the knob and drawer, add a small washer or two. If you use a lock washer at the end, this will prevent the knob from loosening over time.