Who doesn’t love those beautiful from Hobby Lobby knobs? One problem that I frequently run across when working with vintage furniture is that the holes in drawers are never the same. This creates a problem that can be fixed one of two ways. I’ll show you both.
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Hobby Lobby Knobs
I found these mercury glass decorative knobs from Hobby Lobby and I knew I had to have them . So girly and absolutely perfect for my project! But, there was just a slight problem…
The hole in the drawer was a lot larger than then the screw. Which means that the nut that holds the screw in place on the inside of the drawer would slip into the hole. This created a problem. The way I see it, I had two options here.
- Fill the hole with wood filler , allow it to dry, sand it with sandpaper till smooth, and redrill the hole to the appropriate size. I would use my Ryobi drill for this kind of job.
That’s too much work! The more than likely I would have to repaint the whole drawer too going this route.
The Solution To The Problem
2. Use a fender washer to create a larger surface for the nut to secure to the back. This is an easier way to work around holes that are too large for the Hobby Lobby Knobs.
Simply slip the fender washer over the screw and tighten the nut to hold the Hobby Lobby knob in place.
Of course I have to show you the full meal deal. The decorative knobs couldn’t have been more perfect for my project.
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Until the next project… xo, Do