I am looking to hang two bathrobe hooks in my bathroom, and the only
location I can consider is on the bathroom door, which is a
hollow-core door. I am hesitant to do this, considering the type of
axial load this would stress on the door, given the thinness of the
door. I have both butterfly and molly bolts at my disposal, does
anyone have an opinion or alternative suggestion for this problem?
I wanted to hang the accessories for my central vac on a similar
hollow core door. I cut a piece of 1/4" thick Oak (it's an oak door)
wide enough to reach the solid edges of the door, but narrow enough to
avoid preventing the door from closing. Stained it to match the door
and then fastened it to the door with countersunk flat head screws.
Then I fastened the hooks for the accessories to the oak. It's been
up for years now with no problems at all.
Another option is the kind of hooks that hook over the top of the
On 1 Nov 2003 19:41:18 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard) wrote:
Richard, I have successfully done that by putting matching hooks on
both sides of the door and using long brass bolts to go through both
sets, effectively squeezing the door between two flat plates. This was
on a bathroom door that opened into a bedroom, so the hooks came in
handy on both sides. If you don't want hooks on the non-bathroom side
of the door, you can buy decorative metal plates to achieve the same
there is a specific anchor made for these type of situations. It's actually
called a thin panel/hollow door anchor. It's basically a small plastic
butterfly that you drill a 1/4" hole in the door for. Used them many times,
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