This could be said to be the sum of my accomplishments today (although that would not be completely true). However, it is the most significant thing I did since I don’t count getting groceries or picking up my car after a new muffler was installed.
In my older house, there is a built-in pantry at the top of the stairs leading to the basement. The knob came off in my hand not long after I bought the house and I could see it was not the first time, as it had been patched with glue (which obviously didn’t hold). I’ve lived with the hole in the door…until today.
Today I decided to cover it with a hook that sticks to the wood, something I haven’t always trusted. I bought a knob to install a little bit above the hook. The door is too thick for the bolt that came with the knob, so I went to a local hardware store that has everything. Everyone knows if you need some obscure item, this is the store to visit.
The young man suggested a 1 1/4″ bolt or a 1 3/4″ bolt, charging me 15 cents for the two (and keeping my 1″ bolt)! I needed the longer one; in fact, I could have used a 1 1/2″ bolt, but until this one falls off, I won’t replace it.
I think it looks pretty cool. 🙂