Wall Shelf with Hooks

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kellis921 added on 5/19/2016

This quick and easy wall shelf assembled with pocket screws and wood glue provides style and functionality in our bathroom. The hooks give us a place to hang and steam clothes and the shelving provides room for a plant and extra storage space.


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


Cut wood

Rip the 1x12 to a 28" length. With the 1x6, cut a 12" length and a 16" length.


Drill Pocket Holes

Drill 2 pocket holes in a long end of the 12" 1x6 piece and 3 pocket holes in a long end of the 16" 1x6 piece.


Prefinish the wood

Sand and stain all 3 pieces of wood.


Attach the shelves

Using wood glue and 1 1/4” pocket screws, attach the 16” piece flush with the left side of the 1x12, 3 inches above the bottom. In the same manner, attach the 12” piece flush with the right side of the 1x12, 3 inches below the top.


Apply Polyurethane

Apply polyurethane if using and follow manufacturer instructions to allow proper drying time.


Install Hooks

Line up the hooks parallel to the 16” piece and evenly space them under the 12” piece. Mark and pre-drill holes and then attach the hooks. Note: the screws included with the hooks may be too long. I used #8 3/4 in wood screws with my hooks.


Attach hanger to the back

After much consideration, I chose to use an 18” Hangman Picture Hanging System. The length allowed me to drill the screws into studs and it holds more weight than I would ever need it to.

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(1) 1x12, 36", Board  
(1) 1x6, 36", Board  


(2) Garment Hooks  
(1) 18" Hangman Picture Hanging System  
(1) Wood Glue  
(5) 1 1/4" Pocket Screws  
(1) Wood stain  
(1) Polyurethane  
(4) #8 3/4" Wood Screws  

Parts/Cut List:

(1) Base, 3/4" x 11 1/4" x 28"  
(1) Long Shelf, 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 16"  
(1) Short Shelf, 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 12"  


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