A key holder is a great way to keep your keys organized and in one place.
But why settle for a boring, store-bought key holder when you can make your own?
This wooden key holder is easy to make and only requires a few supplies that you probably already have around the house.
Plus, it's a great way to add a personal touch to your home décor. So, grab your supplies, and let's get started!
Keep reading to learn how to make a wood key holder.
Supplies You Need for a Do It Yourself Key Holder
If you are in need of a key holder, but don't want to spend the money on one, try making your own!
You can make a key holder out of almost anything, but we think a wooden key holder is the best way to go.
How do you make a wooden key holder?
Check out the supplies you'll need below.
- 1 piece of wood (we recommend using a 1x4 or 1x6 piece of pine)
- Paint or stain (optional)
- Wall hooks (optional).
Making the DIY Key Holder
Here's what you need to do:
- Choose your wood. Any type of wood will work, but you may want to consider something that's more durable if you plan on putting heavier keys on the holder.
- Cut the wood to size. You'll need two pieces that are the same length and two pieces that are the same width. Make sure all the pieces are cut to the same size so they fit together perfectly.
Assemble your DIY Wood Key Holder
Assuming you have all of your pieces cut to the desired size, it's time to start assembly. You will need some wood glue and clamps to hold things together while the glue dries.
- Apply a generous amount of wood glue to the end of one of the longer pieces.
- Place one of the shorter pieces at a 90-degree angle to the glued end. Make sure the piece is flush with the edge of the longer piece.
- Clamp the two pieces together and let the glue dry for at least 30 minutes.
- Repeat steps 1-3 for the other side of the key holder.
Paint or Stain Your Wooden Key Holder
Now that your key holder is all put together, it's time to finish it off with a coat of paint or stain. This will help protect your key holder from the elements and keep it looking nice for years to come. If you decide to paint your key holder, be sure to use good-quality exterior paint. Once you have decided on the finish you would like to use, simply apply it to your key holder.
Attach Your Wooden Holder to the Wall with Hooks or Rings
This can be done in a few different ways. If your key holder is small, you can use Command strips or glue dots to adhere it to the wall. For larger key holders, you will need to use screws or nails to secure it to the wall. Choose a location for your key holder that is easily visible and within reach. Once your key holder is in place, add your keys and enjoy!
You should now have a beautiful do-it-yourself key holder to keep your keys safe and organized. You can make this project as simple or as complicated as you want, depending on your woodworking skills.
If you're just starting out, I recommend keeping it simple so you don't get discouraged. With a few tools and some patience, you can make this DIY project and be proud of your handy work for years to come.
Questions and Answers
How do you make a key holder shelf?
How to make a wooden key holder?
To create a DIY wooden key holder shelf, you will need a few supplies.
For the shelf itself, you can use a piece of wood, some brackets, and some screws.
You will also need a drill, a saw, and some paint or wood stain.
- First, cut the piece of wood to the desired size and shape.
- Then, drill holes for the brackets into the back of the wood. Attach the brackets to the back of the wood using screws.
- Finally, paint or stain the wood to finish it off. Your key holder shelf is now complete!
Is a wooden key holder better than a metal one?
There is no definitive answer to this question. It depends on your needs and preferences around DIY key holders. If you are looking for a key holder that is more durable, then a wooden key holder is a better choice. If you are looking for a key holder that is more aesthetically pleasing, then a metal key holder is a better choice.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Olivia Poglianich is a nomadic brand strategist and copywriter in the wooden crafts and 3D product design space who has worked with brands such as Visa, Disney and Grey Goose. Her writing has taken her all over the world, from a Serbian music festival to a Malaysian art and culture event. Olivia is a graduate of Cornell University and is often writing or reading about travel, hospitality, the start-up ecosystem or career coaching. Her latest interests are at the intersection of web3 and communal living, both on and offline.