|Forum topic by Lumber2Sawdust||posted 06-22-2014 02:02 PM||478 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
06-22-2014 02:02 PM
I am making a sliding barn-door style door for our remodeling project. I picked up some planks which are reclaimed from the floor of decommissioned semi trailers.
The wood is going to look really nice. I’m cleaning it up right now. What I’m trying to decide on is what to use to fill the holes where the wood was bolted to the trailer. On one side, the bolt heads are counter-sunk so the hole is about 9/16” diameter. On the other side the hole for the bolt shaft is about 5/16”. This is a door for a bathroom, so we don’t want to leave the holes unfilled.
I was thinking something like copper or brass rivets would look nice embedded from each side to fill the holes. Doing a quick search on Amazon brings up small rivets which aren’t large enough to fill the holes. I also found some on Amazon which were a gun-metal black and might be even nicer than copper, but were similar size – 1/16 to 1/8” diameters.
Do you have any suggestions for hardware, or sources of hardware to browse to find something I’m looking for?