Step 7: Glue the Escutcheons On

epoxy being applied to the base of a tap to make a vintage porcelain tap towel rack
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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Mix a two-part, fast-drying epoxy formulated for bonding metal (try Loctite Weld, $4 at Lowes). Spread the epoxy on the rims of the porcelain escutcheons and place them over the spindles.
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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