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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″

Lariat with Frames

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When I first wake up in the morning ideas pop into my head. That was the case with this idea. I thought of attaching frames to a piece of lariat rope but found that there are several different ways to do this. I started with the loop end at the top and attached inexpensive frames with a brad nail gun. I was going to cut the rope at the bottom and tassel it. Instead I just hung the remainder of the rope on the top frame. Not bad, but I wanted to try something else.

Lariat with Picture Frames

Beginning at the tassel end I doubled enough rope for the frames and tassel at the end. To hold it together I wrapped leather lace at the top, leaving enough for a loop for hanging. I wrapped leather lace at the bottom leaving enough for unraveling into a large double tassel. I attached the frames and hung it on the wall. The rope tended to curve so I nailed in Mini Star Nails to keep it straight and against the wall. I attached the remainder of the rope at the top with leather lace. You could decorate this for the holidays with fall leaves or Christmas greenery.

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Or, you can leave off the coiled rope. You could use more frames, barn wood frames, or different colored frames. Display your whole family! But this is my family. These photos are of my three babies and their sire in the middle.