Lock Case Towel Bar

April 23rd, 2010 in member junk     
CleverJunk CleverJunk, member
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Lock Case Towel Bar

Lock Case Towel Bar


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
posted in: member junk, metal, wood, eclectic, industrial, towel bar

Comments (7)

TinTinJunkFan writes: Really like this! Creative use! Posted: 4:28 pm on April 26th
ninnarae writes: This is a great re-use! It has a wonderful look! Posted: 11:49 pm on April 24th
alicemom writes: Another very clever idea!
smiles, alice Posted: 12:30 pm on April 24th
wahoolb writes: Really cool idea! Love the look. May have to borrow this idea for our lakehouse. Posted: 7:43 am on April 24th
CleverJunk writes: Nice idea junkermidge but I'm going with messy as a toothbrush holder only because they tend to drip and I don't know if the hole is big enough for a toothbrush...maybe. Another idea, since you have a few and they may not all match...if you mount several of them in a row on a piece of wood with a little space in between you'd have a nice file folder or mail holder....I could just go on all day. Posted: 10:27 pm on April 23rd
Born_in_a_barn writes: Excellent repurpose. I also collect old doors and their hardware, thanks for the inspiration. Posted: 10:23 pm on April 23rd
junkermidge writes: OH MY GOSH!! You are clever, indeed! I have tons of these and have headed to the trash can with them many times but always chickened out. Now I know why I should keep them. I wonder if you took just one and turned it horizontally -- toothbrush holder (maybe a little too gross?) or something similar. Thanks for the inspiration.
Midge Posted: 9:47 pm on April 23rd
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