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The One That Got Us Hooked

When you enter the back door of our house, there is a little corner that never got much use until now. We wanted somewhere for people to hang coats, bags, hats, etc., but also look nice as well.

I love projects like these that are simple but make a dramatic impact.

I started with a 1×12 board and cut two pieces to the length I needed to fit in the corner. I attached them together at a 90 degree angle using my awesome Kreg Jig and pockets holes. All of my holes and screws are on the back which will be hidden once it is installed against the wall.

We wanted a shallow shelf on top allowing us to put pictures and other things on as decorations. I used a 1×3 board and cut them at a 45 degree angle on one end to fit in the corner. Again I used pocket holes on the back of the 1×12 to attach the shelf.

To add a lip to the shelf, we weren’t able to find a piece of molding we liked, so I got a 1 1/2″ x 1/2″ piece and used my router to cut a 1/4″ corner off the top at a 45 degree angle. This piece isn’t going to support any weight so I attached it with my air compressor and nail gun using some finishing nails.


Some white paint made it look nice and match the existing molding. However the real magic of this project is the knobs my wife found. She collected different colors, shapes, styles, etc., including a couple of birds.


Now we have a great place to hang our coats, backpacks, and hats. I particularly love the “Fresh Eggs For Sale” sign. Don’t worry. I will blog about the cool shoe bench soon.


Here are some of the tools and supplies I used in this project. If you are interested in one, click to take a look. You get a fun product, I get a fun commission. Thanks!

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