DIY Rock Knobs for Cabinets or Doors

DIY rock knobs on drawer
Create your own hardware for your doors and cabinetry using material you can find in your own backyard: rocks!

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.

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