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Sliding barn-door hardware


Finding just the right tiny wheel was tricky. I looked at every store I have near me for tiny real wheels, but didn't find anything this tiny. I considered whether polymer clay might be strong enough to withstand the abuse sliding doors will take. I looked at buttons.

And when I was about to give up on the doors' being able to function and just fake it, there, near the buttons at my local fabric shop, is a row of snaps. Yes, indeed, one-half of a snap makes the perfect wheel for this purpose, with its protruding stem the right size to ride on the edge of the track, and a rustic look in mini that a detail freak like me can love.

The hardware is assembled with thin strips of metal that attach to the door, bent to receive the snap ("wheel") in the middle of the bend, and a black jewelry headpin, cut short, for the "nail" that holds the assembly together. Looks good, and actually works. Whee!

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2014 HBS Creatin' Contest--Erabliere Aucoin, Sugar Shack and Shop

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