Well! we needed some kind of wall organizer in our garage above our shoe rack. Mainly to hang some of the quick grab necessities such as hiking poles, flashlight, umbrella etc… Since, we had several scrap wood (Pine) lying around from previous projects, I thought why not make some use out of it. Hence, this project – a simple beginner level DIY of making an entryway wall hanger for Garage. The design is very straightforward without a need of big tools. You can get away with just a jigsaw and a power drill.
- 1″ x 4″ x 6′ wood planks (3 nos)
- 1″ x 2″x 6′ wood planks (1 no)
- 1-1/2″, 1 1/4″ & 3″ screws
- Paint of your choice
- Clear Polyurethane
- Wood glue
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DIY Scrap wood Entryway Wall Hanger
Step – 1 : Cut the wood
Mark and cut the wood to required lengths.
Cut List : 6 nos of 1 x 4s cut to 30 inches length, 2 nos of 1 x 2s cut to 21 inches length and 1 no of 1 x 4 cut to 11 inch.
After cutting, I sanded them using sanding block to smoothen the edges.
Step – 2 : Assemble
Next, place them on a level surface and work out the arrangement. Since, I salvaged these wood from a crate, it had lots of dents and damages. So, I placed the neat looking ones facing up and the damaged sides facing down. Once convinced with the order and wood grain pattern, flip the wood with rear side facing up. Position the wood at equal spacing. Use the scrap pieces of 1×4 cuts as your spacers.
Position the two 1x2s at 16 inches from each other or if you could align it in the same distance as your wall stud then it would be great. Apply wood glue to temporarily secure the position of 1x2s to the horizontals. Then use 1-1/4″ screws to connect them with each other. Next, connect the top and bottom shelf ply with 1-1/2″ screws.
Step – 3 : Paint & Seal
This is the fun part. Use painters tape to create the color pattern you want. Cut the tape at the gaps and fold them to stick on the sides of each plank. This will be your guide for painting on inner sides of the plank. Now chose the color of your choice and paint them. I had grey and yellow leftover from our previous project while converting a cargo trailer into our tiny mobile home. Single coat will be enough. But if you are not satisfied, then go for second coat. After painting, remove the tape slowly while the paint is semi dry. Once the paint is fully dry, finish with clear Polyurethane.
Tip : If you have any paint smudge or paint beyond the tape lines, use paint thinner to remove them.
Step – 4 : Install Hooks
Place hooks at equal distance starting from the center. Once you are fine with the positioning, screw them in. I have placed them at 5.5″ center to center.
Step – 5 : Mount
Locate and mark stud locations on your wall. If you remember, we positioned the wood verticals in same distance as studs. So, align the verticals with the studs and mount with 3 inch construction screws. Remember to check the level before drilling.
Viola! Entryway wall hanger for Garage is done. Last but not least, dont forget to hang all your quick grab necessities! This will also look great in your mudroom or hallway or even bedroom. Happy making!
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