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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Rings and Things....

I decided that I didn't want fancy windows in the loft.  Instead, I went for old board doors in the window openings.

Here they are...I used some very thin wood scraps that were in the box of stuff that I got from Sue, last week.

I cut a piece the size of each opening...Scored it lengthwise with a pointed stylus.  Then I cut banding strips to lay across on both sides.

What to use for hinges and handles?  That's where the rings come in.  I bought these blanks for making rings a few months ago from one of the etsy sellers.  A lot of the different ones sell them.  I can't remember the name of the dealer I purchased them from. 

You can just put in "jewelry findings, rings"  and you should get something.  They were very inexpensive so I don't mine chopping them up.

I flattened them out with my needle nosed pliers and a hammer.  Then I snipped them is several places to make them look like parts of fancy hinges and handles. I bent the end of the hinges so that they would curve around the edge of the door and the handle I turned under with my round nosed pliers.  That handle was ripped off, shortly after the photo was taken.

I tried the hinges on one side and the handle on the other.  Didn't like it.  I think that I am going to go with all three pieces on the inside.  I figure that it will mostly be looked at from that side.

I am going to make them non opening.  I don't think that opening them will be all that necessary....

Unfortunately, Spike disagrees.  One of his favorite spots is looking out those windows.

I may have to leave one open for him.

I sat one in place to see how it looked.  Not bad.  I still need to put a frame around it though.

All in all, I am very pleased with the hinges.  They add a bit of class.

Spike thinks so too....As long as they are left open.  Maybe we will find some sort of compromise before it is over.

Back to work.  Framing to do.

See you tomorrow.


Steinworks said...

Spike seems like a reasonable pup, but then again he lives with Tessie...poor dog deserves a medal for that.

Hugs to Spike

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
May I say, you are a mini genius. They are wonderful and look perfect!
Big hug,

12Create said...

The rings make great hinges, well spotted.

Fabiola said...

Great and perfect idea.
Greetings, Faby