Step 3: Calculate Spacing

making doorknob coatrack
Photo: John W. Taylor
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Use the ruler on your combination square or a tape measure to calculate the exact distance between each knob, and then mark evenly spaced vertical lines through the horizontal line to indicate their placement.

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    Tools List

    • 100-foot tape measure
      Measuring tape
    • combination square
      Combination square
    • pencil compass
      Pencil
    • Nut screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • hot glue gun
      Glue gun with silicone adhesives sticks

    Shopping List

    1. Vintage doorknobs

    2. Rosettes

    3. Salvaged trim or barn board

    4. Dummy spindles
    Available from Vandykes

    5. Screws