Louise Lakier
Wrenches are reused for the gate handle and latch eclectic

Wrenches are reused for the gate handle and latch

Louise Lakier Photography © 2012 Houzz

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November 29, 2012
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Is this a lock that we can purchase ? - Respond to sfmd@msn.com
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Louise Lakier
It is an original creation by the artists! But if you know a good metalworker you know where to buy the parts:)
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The gate handles and latch are secondhand tools and gears.
What is it? A pair of old wrenches.What is it doing in its new life? Serving as a gate handle and latch outside the home of two Seattle artists.Requirements: Wrenches are easy enough to find, but you will need to know how to weld.
Becky Harris added this to Old Tools Come in Handy as Decor
3. Create artistic handles. At the creative home of two Seattle artists, old tools and gears form the gate hardware.
Reinvent it. These artistic homeowners welded wrenches together for a new use as a gate handle. See the rest of this unique Seattle live-work studio

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January 15, 2015
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December 15, 2014
fun handles
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November 29, 2014
reuse of tools
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November 16, 2014
wrench locks
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November 13, 2014
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September 2, 2014
latch and handle idea
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August 19, 2014
A bit kitschy but could be Cool as a door handler or cabinet handle. Just a whole bunch of old wrenches
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July 21, 2014
Cool use of old tools
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right up kirk's alley
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I like these wrench handles
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reuse ! Repurpose
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Cool HArdware Option
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February 26, 2014
very interesting
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February 23, 2014
Gate handle could be door handle
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Door handle
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February 3, 2014
interesting latches
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LOVE. found objects as gate handle
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January 1, 2014
just so damned cool
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Cool idea for door handles
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Recycled materials
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awesome handle idea
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love the tools
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creative junk!
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Using old tools and artifacts for hardware.
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tools as functional items
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The gate handles and latch are secondhand tools and gears.
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wrenches welded together for gate handle
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Great idea! Very rustic.
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Gate handke
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Gate hardware
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Denis would love this
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used old wrenches for gate handle
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for dave
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Wrenches as a gate handle
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use for old wrenches
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daddys rusty tools?
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Just cool.
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Lou would like this!
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Neat idea for fence access at the RV garage
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Industrial Hardware re-purposed.
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gate handle welded wrenches
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Reinvent it. These artistic homeowners welded wrenches together for a new use as a gate handle.
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good for kitchen handles
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Wrench handle (welding
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Rustic charm
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July 21, 2013
Now that is a nice fence latch ...
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Super idea love it
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For the barn and porch?
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metal art
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interesting fence gate
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I love creative reuses for old items
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old tools for gate handle
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use tools to make gate handles
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gates and fence ideas
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for jesse
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lOVE. Use old metal beauty shop items for mirror frame, coat hanger, foot rest?
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use of tools
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wrench gate handle
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natural and found beauties
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gate handle
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Interesting idea
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cool fence latch!
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Dan- look at this one!
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Garden gate handle made of old wrenches welded together. Brilliant.
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great re-use of cast-off tools
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Old wrenches as a handle... this would be great for the shop!
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Awesome door handle
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Repurposed wrenches become gate handle mechanism
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inventive latch
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These artistic homeowners welded wrenches together for a new use as a gate handle.
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These artistic homeowners welded wrenches together for a new use as a gate handle.
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door handles or outside gates enclosing trash bins
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Need to think whimsically at all times!
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for skip's workshop
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Wrench Lock
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These artistic homeowners welded wrenches together for a new use as a gate handle.
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Daddy would have done this ! Reminds me of the oversized curved wrench that he installed as a handrail at the garage door into the kitchen .... love it !
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Wrenches as gate handle...
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Clever use of old tools
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wrenches as gate handle !
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These artistic homeowners welded wrenches together for a new use as a gate handle.
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gate handle... found objects
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Cool gate handle
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things to remember
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use of old tools
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Spanner for tool shed handle
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Great latch.
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Nifty gate lock
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wrenches.....use the ones in barn
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Branches hanging from ceiling
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Nono's tools
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leftover tools.
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for Fred
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Handle for tool shed
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cool idea
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Gate door
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cool gate hardware
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Vintage wrenches - used for "gate handle and latch outside of the home of two Seattle artists"
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Love this
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gate hardware!
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Gate latch
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gate idea
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Need to learn to weld
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Uses for broken tools and a skilled hubby.
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Up cycling
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Tool handles
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door handle
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use of materials
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haha Dodson Special!
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Unique lock and handle
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love this!
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Wrenches as handle and latch. Welding required.
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Shed handle
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door handles
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interesting use of old tools for door latch/knob
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Welding project :)
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Cute gate idea
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old tools make great handles
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tool/hardware decor
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Good reuse of old tools. Perhaps using obviously broken ones would seal the deal...
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Rustic recycling
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like the idea of reusing old tools for handles and latch
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