How To: Beach Stone Knobs

I’ve always enjoyed walking the beaches of Lake Michigan and collecting stones along the way. I’ve become quite the rock hoarder and it’s about time I start making some projects with them – including these beach stone knobs.

One of my favorite rocks to look for are called Petoskey stones. They are Michigan’s state stone and are incredibly beautiful. I’ve always wanted to turn them into knobs for my future kitchen or bathroom cabinets. For this tutorial, you can of course use absolutely any kind of stone.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Petoskey stones, you can find more information about them here.


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  • Beach Stones. You can use any kind of beach stone, however, just make sure that one side of the stone is pretty flat.
  • Knob Bases
  • Sandpaper. I used 120 grit.
  • E6000 Glue
  • Dried Rice, Beans, or Popcorn

Step 1: Sand the Back of the Stone

First, use the sandpaper to rough up the flat side of your stone. This will help the knob base better adhere.

Step 2: Attach the Knob Base

Next, put a generous dab of the E6000 glue on the side of the knob base that the screw does not go in and attach to the stone.

Step 3: Set Aside to Dry

Set your stones in your container of dried rice, beans, or popcorn and let dry for at least 48 hours.

After they’re done drying – you’re done!

These beach stone knobs are such a quick and easy way to use up some beach stones you may have collected throughout the years. I can’t wait to see how they look in my new home wherever they end up!


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