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Entryway Hooks

  • November 26, 2014


One of our very favorite pieces in our home is oh so easy, and so super versatile that we've made different versions over the years. {We're still looking for a new place for this one since we did pull it down, we love it so much. I don't know how I'd survive in our home without a drop zone for all. of. the. things.} If you have some sort of system in your home that functions well, then you know how important it is!

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    1. Step: 1

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      They can serve as an entryway hanging rack when closets are sparse and space is essential...Or clever, stylish storage for jewelry, scarves, belts, and just about anything else you can throw at it. It can even be prepped to handle heavy towel duty: they can be switched up easily to be a towel rack with the right addition of super fun hooks {just like we used in our bathroom redo}

    2. Step: 2

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      It's one of the things we love about this project, that it can be accomplished with only a drill, drill bits and a tape measure. Of course you will need • A piece of wood of your choice • fun hardware {or hooks if you need some heavy duty hanging} and some type of laser, chalk line or a good old fashioned straight edge. Decide on the size of the wood needed for your project. You can simply ask the guys at Home Depot to cut it to length for you - they're happy to oblige.

    3. Step: 3

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      Once home with your wood and after you've decided how many hooks you want, you'll need to measure out where to drill your holes. {Cue the laser or straight edge, they'll come in handy- We used a laser.} We found the center of our wood on both ends, marked it, and ran our laser through them. Then we simply laid a tape measure out on the wood and found the appropriate spacing, marking where the holes would go. (FYI: If you will have 5 hooks, you will need to divide the wood into 6 parts for it to be evenly spaced. If 3 hooks, then divided into 4 equal spaces. It will always be 1 more than the number of hooks/hardware to account for the edge spaces.)

    4. Step: 4

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      Once you've marked out your spaces, find a drill bit that is the same size as the post from your hook that you will insert into it and drill the appropriate number of holes. You can even wiggle the drill around a little bit in a circular motion to loosen the hole a tad bit more. After the holes are made, you'll insert the hardware to make sure they fit. Depending on how your choices are made, you can address the back in several different ways: • Use a drill bit larger than your nut and drill in to the wood just enough to recess the nut. Then use a RYOBI job plus to trim off the excess post. • If you don't have a job plus and are cool with fixing a few extra holes if you ever move the piece, simply drill a few more holes in your wall to allow for the post to slide into. {mark where the holes will go by placing a little toothpaste on the ends of the post and pushing it against the wall where it will be hung.} Then simply drill into the wall on the marks.

    5. Step: 5

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      Remove the hardware, and finish it off with your own stain, paint, or personal look. With the variety of stencils, paint, hardware and designs... the possibilities are endless- and the available real estate it provides... priceless! Once you are done with the painting/staining, insert the post back into the holes and secure them either with their nuts, or you can even glue them into place if the bolts aren't long enough to reach through.

    6. Step: 6

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      If you're using them with something lightweight, you can always hang it with a pair of hooks or picture hanging kits. For heavy duty pieces, drill it directly into the wall.

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Entryway Hooks

by The Handmade Home
Nov 26, 2014
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One of our very favorite pieces in our home is oh so easy, and so super versatile that we've made different versions over the years. {We're still looking for a new place for this one since we did pull it down, we love it so much. I don't know how I'd survive in our home without a drop zone for all. of. the. things.} If you have some sort of system in your home that functions well, then you know how important it is!

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge 150db298 f4b4 45ad 9e80 7b0a51b45288

    They can serve as an entryway hanging rack when closets are sparse and space is essential...Or clever, stylish storage for jewelry, scarves, belts, and just about anything else you can throw at it. It can even be prepped to handle heavy towel duty: they can be switched up easily to be a towel rack with the right addition of super fun hooks {just like we used in our bathroom redo}

  2. Step: 2
    Huge b2fca415 0eb1 4892 8b4b ba1381389c85

    It's one of the things we love about this project, that it can be accomplished with only a drill, drill bits and a tape measure. Of course you will need • A piece of wood of your choice • fun hardware {or hooks if you need some heavy duty hanging} and some type of laser, chalk line or a good old fashioned straight edge. Decide on the size of the wood needed for your project. You can simply ask the guys at Home Depot to cut it to length for you - they're happy to oblige.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge 42be09a2 8e1c 4b2d 9acd 5a959d7cca70

    Once home with your wood and after you've decided how many hooks you want, you'll need to measure out where to drill your holes. {Cue the laser or straight edge, they'll come in handy- We used a laser.} We found the center of our wood on both ends, marked it, and ran our laser through them. Then we simply laid a tape measure out on the wood and found the appropriate spacing, marking where the holes would go. (FYI: If you will have 5 hooks, you will need to divide the wood into 6 parts for it to be evenly spaced. If 3 hooks, then divided into 4 equal spaces. It will always be 1 more than the number of hooks/hardware to account for the edge spaces.)

  4. Step: 4
    Huge 5e4f7d52 32c7 4d38 811a 73636a42071d

    Once you've marked out your spaces, find a drill bit that is the same size as the post from your hook that you will insert into it and drill the appropriate number of holes. You can even wiggle the drill around a little bit in a circular motion to loosen the hole a tad bit more. After the holes are made, you'll insert the hardware to make sure they fit. Depending on how your choices are made, you can address the back in several different ways: • Use a drill bit larger than your nut and drill in to the wood just enough to recess the nut. Then use a RYOBI job plus to trim off the excess post. • If you don't have a job plus and are cool with fixing a few extra holes if you ever move the piece, simply drill a few more holes in your wall to allow for the post to slide into. {mark where the holes will go by placing a little toothpaste on the ends of the post and pushing it against the wall where it will be hung.} Then simply drill into the wall on the marks.

  5. Step: 5
    Huge cb82e198 67fe 466f 8e3b 25dc878b8be9

    Remove the hardware, and finish it off with your own stain, paint, or personal look. With the variety of stencils, paint, hardware and designs... the possibilities are endless- and the available real estate it provides... priceless! Once you are done with the painting/staining, insert the post back into the holes and secure them either with their nuts, or you can even glue them into place if the bolts aren't long enough to reach through.

  6. Step: 6
    Huge 3910b110 0cfc 4987 bab5 401ea44c599d

    If you're using them with something lightweight, you can always hang it with a pair of hooks or picture hanging kits. For heavy duty pieces, drill it directly into the wall.