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Clavos

I would like to show you the many different uses for our Clavos. Clavos are decorative nails that can be used to accentuate furniture, rustic wood doors, wooden gates, picture frames, chests, countertop edge, wooden crosses, shelf edges and other crafts.

You will need to drill a pilot hole and use a rubber mallet, except for some softer woods. If you have any questions about using clavos, comment below or use the ‘Contact Us’ form.

Here is an example of a wooden cross adorned with black clavos in 2 sizes.

I made another wooden chest out of 1×4 pine boards and added 30 silver clavos and medium star nail.

Barn wood picture frame with copper clavos.

Black clavos on cabinet doors give a nice accent.

Here are a few other uses for clavos I found on the web like these rustic sliding doors. source

Buffet – source

Clavos look nice on this leather covered chair. source

I’m sure you can think of many other uses for versatile clavos.

Clavos used:

Clavos 3/4″

Clavos 1 1/8″

Cowhide Frame

Cowhide Frame

Here’s an idea for a western frame. I wanted to add hair on cowhide to an 8×10 barn wood frame and had some strips from another project that fit perfectly inside of this frame. That was easy! With a leather rotary cutter I had to cut 2 more strips to have enough. I glued them to the frame with hot glue, but next time I would use epoxy or Titebond the original. Holes were drilled for the 1″ silver Clavos in the corners and I attached one 3/4″ on each side. I sprayed Small Star Nails metallic silver and drilled holes to nail them into the upper and lower part of the frame. These star nails had longer nails so I was able to nail them in and keep them on the outer portion of the frame. It was a simple design and not a lot of work. Hopefully this will give you inspiration to come up with your own fancy creation.

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