Lock Case Towel BarApril 23rd, 2010 in member junk
I collect old doors for projects and usually remove all the hardware for other projects. I always turn things over and backwards to see what else they could be...and viola! Lock cases are perfect brackets. They already have a flat part and holes for screws. If you find a matching pair, the holes where the knob went line up and are the perfect size for that rod used for lamps. Since I also de-construct ugly lamps, I always have spare parts. The lamp part is already threaded on both ends so I knew the end caps you can find in the lamp part section of the hardeware store would work. The hole in the lock case is a little bigger than the end cap but they make a pretty brass washer that fits so at least the ends of the towel rack look nice and finished. You could always use a pair of lamp finials to finish the ends but I wanted a more simple industrial look. I mounted mine to a piece of wood but you could just mount the whole thing right to the wall. I waxed the whole thing because I think waxing takes it up a notch from junk to something I'd put in my house.
Pattern or design used: My own design - Sherri Spear
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