Introduction: DIY Magnetic Key Hanger
Have you ever lost your keys, wallet, or sunglasses? Well not anymore because this week we’re making a simple magnetic hanger for your keys, with a little shelf for your wallet and whatever else you’d like to put on it.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
Step 2: Cutting the Shelf
The first thing I did was cutting off a 3 1/2" wide piece off the large oak board. This would be the larger shelf.
Step 3: Mark Your Holes
I marked the places where I would drill the recesses for the magnets.
Step 4: Tape and Drill
I taped off the Forstner bit to make sure I don't drill too deep. Masking tape works great for this.
Step 5: Cut the Backboard
After drilling all the holes for the magnets, I figured out the length I wanted the backboard to be and cut that to length.
Step 6: Mount the Shelf
Next, it was time to mount the shelf, to do this I clamped it on and then used a square to mark where the holes needed to be.
Then I used a countersink bit to drill the holes for the screws and then screwed the shelf onto the back.
Step 7: Sunglasses Shelf
To make the sunglasses shelf I just cut it to length and screwed it through the back just like the lower shelf.
Step 8: Add the Heyhole Hangers
First I marked the hanger locations, then drilled in the areas where they go with a Forstner bit to make the recesses. I cleaned up the recesses with a small chisel and then screwed in the hangers.
Step 9: Stain
The next thing I did was stain it, I used Varathane Ebony Stain, but you can use whatever color stain you prefer to match your walls.
Step 10: Glue in the Magnets
I just used some Clear Gorilla Glue to mount in my magnets.
Step 11: Final Finish
To give it it's final finish I used glossy spray Polyurethane from Varathane to give it a nice glossy finish.
Step 12: Hang It Up
To hang it up, I just marked my holes and just screwed screws right into the drywall, I was originally gonna use drywall anchors, but I didn't really need them so I decided to skip them.
Step 13: You're Done
And that's it, you're done! Now you have a place you always know you can go to to get your essentials for leaving the house.