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Create your own hardware for your doors and cabinetry using material you can find in your own backyard: 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
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.
Use flathead machine screws with the accompanying nuts and washers for spacing. The length of the screws is up to you.
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.
Mix up some two-part epoxy adhesive according to the directions. Make sure the adhesive is suitable for use on metal or concrete.
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.
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.