Step 1: Calculate the Space Between Taps

tape measure across a board to be used for mounting vintage taps as hooks
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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Use a tape measure to determine the rough distance between each tap on your mounting board. Factor in an extra inch on either side of the board for the brackets.
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    Tools List

    • 16-foot tape measure
      Measuring tape
    • combination square
      Combination square
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • flathead screwdriver
      Screwdriver

    Shopping List

    1. Three porcelain taps and escutcheons

    2. Three dummy spindles

    3. Two shelf brackets

    4. Epoxy

    5. Barn wood for shelves