Monday, August 15, 2011

Crawlspace Door Fix

One of the crawlspace doors always had a flimsy wire tie to keep it shut. Finally the nail that the wire was tied to came out and we needed to create a more permanent closure.

We used one of our favorite techniques: a primitive latch made from a small piece of Toyon. In this case it required two.

The Toyon is very hard wood, beautiful and very durable but it could never be commercially harvested. We get just enough around our place from pruning to do small projects like this one with. No trip to the store, natural, effective, made in America (except for the screws probably) and done. Next project!

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