Reclaimed Wood Wall Hook & Vase
Good Monday morning! I want you to imagine something for a moment. There you are rushing out the door to take the dog for a walk, but you spend 10 minutes looking for the leash. Or you’re late for an appointment, but where the heck did you put your keys? Arrghhhh. Frustrating right? I’m here to solve those problems and show you how to make a Reclaimed Wood Wall Hook & Vase. It’s a fairly simple DIY tutorial that I know you can handle. Plus, this is a great project to get you started if you’re still new to working with wood. Ready to get building?
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- Scrap piece of reclaimed wood for back (approximately 1″ x 5½” x 20″)
- Scrap wood for shelf (approximately 4″ x 3″)
- Small bottle
- Coat hook (with mounting screws)
- Forstner bit and/or spade bit the diameter of your bottle
- Gorilla Glue
- Wet rag
- Two wood screws 1 5/8″ – 2″ long
- D-hook (with mounting screws)
- Furniture Wax
- Waxing brush
- Clean dry rag
- Picture bumpers
Start by cutting your wood to size. (I actually made two of these sconces that flank either side of our doorway.)
Clamp the little shelf to a work bench and drill a hole in the center. (For me this was a two step process because my Forstner bit didn’t cut the center area, so I drilled with the largest spade bit I owned first, then widened the hole to correct size with the forstner bit.)
Use a chisel to break out the excess wood.
Check the fit by inserting your bottle into the hole.
Lay out the location of the coat hook, shelf and vase and mark the location of each with a pencil.
Pre-drill two holes through the wood back piece where the shelf will sit.
Wet your shelf and the back piece, then add Gorilla glue. (The wet wood allows the glue to soak into the two wood surfaces to create a stronger bond.)
Clamp the shelf in place (offset the clamp to expose the pre-drilled holes.) Drive the wood screws through the back and into the shelf to secure it.
Attach the coat hook below the shelf using small wood screws provided with the hook.
To give the reclaimed wood a beautiful luster and finish, apply furniture wax to the wood. Wait 3-5 minutes for the wax to penetrate and then buff it off with a clean dry cloth.
Attach one D-hook to the top center of the back of the wall sconce. Add rubber bumpers to the bottom corners to avoid any rubbing or swaying on the wall.
Hang your Reclaimed Wood Wall Hook & Vase on the wall!
Fill the vase with fresh flowers. They are guaranteed to brighten your morning as you are rushing out the door!
And never search for your dog leash…
…or keys again!
What do you think? Could you build this reclaimed wood wall hook & vase yourself? Have faith in yourself, because I know you can!
Hope you have a less hectic week now!
Um…. Never saw a “forstner bit ” use. That would be a hole saw. And a spade or paddle bit.
You are right, but wanted to let people know you can use one.
This is awesome Brittany. I can think of many ways to use this. Thanks for the great tutorial
So nice and creative. I’ll try do it. Thanks for sharing!
Great tutorial! I want to try this with pallet wood for individual hat hooks. I really like how modular this is. I think it would expand well too. Thanks.