How to Make a Wall Hook Shelf-Simple and Easy

How to Make a Wall Hook Shelf-Simple and Easy

Hey Friends!

I am so glad that you are here. I so enjoy our time together. I have a great DIY project for you-I’m going to show you how to make a wall hook shelf-it’s simple and easy. With the Holidays coming up, these shelves would make great gift ideas. Come on, I will show you how I did it.

Isn’t this great?

I am doing some updates on our lake house and I want to do it on a budget. I needed three wall hook shelves-one for the entry way and two for two separate bathrooms. I wanted it to be quick and easy. One awesome thing about having a barn is that you tend to keep everything and store it in the barn. I went out and went through my scrap lumber pile and found everything that I needed except for the hooks.

I had a bunch of random scraps, so each of my wall hook shelves will be different. What each of them will have in common is a board about one inch by six inches cut to the length to the length that I want it to be, a larger trim detail at the top and a smaller trim detail at the bottom.

Ugh! Don’t you just love the look on my face?

Step 1: I cut my main board to the length that I wanted it, using my compound miter saw (I love this thing.) You can get it here.

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Step 2: I cut each of my trim pieces an inch or two larger than my main board.

Step 3: I attach the thinner trim pieces with my pin nailer. I attach the larger trim pieces with my larger Rigid Brad Nailer.

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I intentionally left the trims a bit longer when I attached them to the board.

TIP: If you leave the trim details longer than the board when you attach it, then cut it through the saw all in one piece, all of your wood pieces will be the exact same size.

Step 4: Cut the trims on the board as one piece to ensure that all of it matches up perfectly.

Step 5: Fill the nail holes with spackle. Get spackle here.

Step 6: Caulk seams. Get caulk and caulking gun.

Step 7: Paint the hook shelf board. Get paint brush here.

.Step 8: Add D-Rings onto the back. Get D-Rings here.

Step 9: Measure and mark where you want your hooks.

Step 10: Attach hooks. I use a Makita drill.

Step 11: Paint over screws.

Ta Da!

Wasn’t that so quick and easy?

I love how these turned out. They only thing that I had to purchase were the hooks. Get similar hooks here, here and here.

Here are a few more DIY projects that I have done-here, here and here.

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With the holidays coming up soon, these items would make wonderful gifts for the DIY’er in your life.

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Amy Moe

Thursday 14th of October 2021

First of all- the look on your face! Awesome! I wonder what I look like when I’m using the miter saw. I’m sure something similar in fashion. And secondly- you make it look so easy and jazzed up. I love it! Thank you for posting this project. This is something I can do.

Leslie Watkins

Wednesday 13th of October 2021

I love this project! Added to my gift list!


Monday 11th of October 2021

I love it! I love pieces we can make easily that look great!

And your look was one of determination!

Great post! Laurie Ridge Haven Homestead

Renae Frey

Monday 18th of October 2021

Thank you so much, Laurie. I sure appreciate you.

Barbara at Mantel and Table

Monday 11th of October 2021

You always look like you're having so much fun Renae! And a beautiful project to show for it - lovely! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Cindy Rust

Sunday 10th of October 2021

I love this wall hook and shelf project so much! Pinning because I might make these for Christmas gifts this year!