Jane Jones
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Asked on Oct 19, 2014

How do you attach old door knobs to wood to make a coat rack?

S BurrisMagnoliaMamaSusan Smith
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Is there a special nut to use on the old door knob spindle?
9 answers
  • Barbara
    on Oct 19, 2014

    Just screw them onto the board through the holes that are already there. It may help to predrill.

  • Jane Eddy
    on Oct 20, 2014

    A lock nut will help with not having to retighten them all the time from the weight of the coats hanging

  • MagnoliaMama
    on Oct 20, 2014

    I am guessing that you are using the old knobs that have a square spindle. If so, then go ahead and drill round holes (the smallest ones you can push your spindles through). After you push them through, fill the gaps from the back with either JB Weld, clear silicone, or another product that really grabs and won't let go. Cover the back of the piece with decorative paper or something that hides all the "mechanics" to avoid scratching your wall.

    • Jane Jones
      on Oct 28, 2014

      Thanks I thought that was the one{0r two}. By the way someone suggested the hardware you can buy on line, but it does not fit the door knob.

  • Judy J
    on Oct 20, 2014

    We drilled a hole in the window wood.Then used a cotter pin to hold the knob at the back.There is already a hole in the knob shaft.

  • Jane Jones
    on Oct 20, 2014

    I will try it. I am having a hard time finding one that will fit since the spindle is not really round. Do you have a picture ? Or a size? Thanks for your help.

  • Jane Jones
    on Oct 20, 2014

    See above. I need a clarification about a response

  • Susan Smith
    on Oct 22, 2014

    My husband made one for me and could not find the spindles to fit, so he also used JB Weld with large screws, let it set and pre-drilled the holes in the wood with a smaller drill bit than the size of the screws and screwed them into the wood. I have not had any problems at all with mine and they hold heavy winter jackets.

  • MagnoliaMama
    on Oct 23, 2014

    Using a cotter pin is a great idea because it would stick out beyond the spindle, preventing the doorknob from pulling back out from the front. Anything (even a brad or nail) that would fit through the tiny holes in the spindles would work, as long as it is wider than the drilled hole.Do fill the excess space in the drilled holes with something that hardens (the JB Weld) so that your knobs won't be wobbly. Good luck!

  • S Burris
    on Oct 24, 2014

    There is a store on ebay that stocks the part you are lookinf for. Copy the following URL into your internet exployer browser. http://www.ebay.com/itm/350744632700?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

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