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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Making Your Own Hooks

A fun and simple do-it-yourself project is constructing your own hooks.  All you need is to pick out a base, pick your knobs and then right screws and you are all set!


1.  Pick Your Base

We have 3 styles to choose from in our hook base section: Antique Brass, Antique Pewter, and Oil Rubbed Bronze. The section is also complete with screws.



2.  Pick Your Knob

As you can see from the picture you will need to get a knob that has a hole through the middle or built in screw.  There are thousands of different looks you can give your hook with the variety of knobs available. You can even do something crazy like Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects did for her daughter as seen below where she crafted unique clay "knobs" for a really cool kids hook.





A very common choice are antique glass knobs.  These knobs give the entire piece an elegant look and there are many colors and cuts to choose from.  The hook base comes with screws so as long as your knob has a hole through the middle you can use it.  Many knobs come assembled screwed to a base, if it isn't glued all you would have to do is unscrew it and remove the actual knob to use it on your hook.  If you like to get creative you can mix and match knobs, another easy way to give your hook a unique look.  You could also use a wooden knob - even paint an unfinished wooden knob and really adding some personal touch to your project.





3.  Screws and Knob Sizes

Take into consideration the size of knob your hook is made for.  The hook bases shown here are for 1" knobs - therefore if you have a knob that is larger or smaller the screw will not fit right.  However if that is the case do not worry, we have a solution - break off screws!  These screws are great because you can actually break off the ends at specific points to make it different lengths.

4.  Mounting Your Hook

After all this the mounting is the easy part. Just screw your knob or custom top onto the base and mount as you would any other wall hook.

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