To keep everything I need as I walk out the door together and convenient, I built a wall mounted organizer with 5 hooks and a storage area on top. I made use of cheap and readily available wood and a simple design to keep this build cheap, fast, and beginner friendly.
- 10 inches of 1"x6" wood (actual size .75"x5.5")
- 25 inches of 1"x4" wood (actual size .75"x3.5")
- Some small finishing nails
- Wood finishing supplies of choice
- 5 small threaded hooks
- Wall mounting hardware of choice
- Ruler or measuring tape
- Saw of choice
- Large nail or a punch
- Sander/sand paper
- Paint brush
- Drill with a small drill bit
Step 1: Cutting the Wood to Size
Using a miter saw, table saw, or any other method of your choice, cut a 10 inch piece of 1"x6" board to form the back of the wall hanging organizer.
Next, cut the following pieces of 1"x4" board:
- 11.5 inch for the front
- 3.5 inch (x2) for the sides
- 10 inch for the bottom
Finally, cut the 10 inch piece of wood for the bottom to a width of 2.75 inches, as can be seen in the second image.
You may download a .ZIP containing PDF and DWG files of each piece of the wall hanging organizer from this page.
Step 2: Assembling the Organizer
Start by nailing the two square sides (5.5"x10") to the back (5.5"x10") as pictured.
Next, nail the bottom (2.75"x10") to the back (5.5"x10") and the sides (5.5"x10") as pictured to form a self.
Finally, nail the front (3.5"x11.5") to the bottom (2.75"x10") and the sides (5.5"x10") as pictured to from a front, finishing the storage compartment.
Step 3: Finishing the Wood
Using a nail or a push, push the nails down below the surface of the wood as pictured.
Use wood filler to cover the holes from the nails and any other gaps in the wall hanging organizer.
Sand to remove excess wood filler and to prepare the wood for finishing.
Finish the wood as desired. I used a stain for color followed by a matte polyurethane finish for protection. Allow the necessary time for your finish to dry and cure.
Step 4: Adding Hardware
Measure and mark 5 locations for the hooks, starting 1 inch from the sides of the lower portion of the organizers, and spacing the marks 2 inches apart as pictured. Position the marks in the center of the lower section vertically.
Next, use a small drill bit to drill pilot holes for the hooks. Screw in the hooks, ensuring the hooks face up vertically.
Finally, mark 1.75 inches from the top and 2 inches from the sides on the back. Nail or screw mounting hardware to the back as pictured.
Step 5: Hanging and Enjoying
You're done! Hang your creation on the wall (ensuring it is level) and put it to use.
If you have any questions or comments, please comment below.
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