Help kids stay organized with this set of mountain shape wall hooks you can make yourself! This may be the closest to skiing my son ever gets with a great view of the mountains.
A DIY tutorial to make mountain shape wall hooks using plywood. Easy to cut out and add the dowel hooks using free plans.
Ana and I are back with another holiday gift build today. Every Friday before Christmas we share a new gift project as part of the Handbuilt Holiday series. Today we’re making it easy with a simple yet useful set of wall hooks complete with a mountain view.
These wood hooks depict a mountain range using white paint with sharp edges. I’ll share how to achieve the mountain tops using painters tape down below.
The hook itself is a 1″ wood dowel and it’s partially inset into the plywood mountain background. The wood dowel makes for a solid and secure spot to hang all the bits and bobs kids tend to collect.
This would also be great in a bathroom space for hanging hand towels or entry area with smaller hooks for keys.
Ana and I borrowed inspiration from Crate & Barrel’s mountain range wall hooks (no longer available).
Follow Ana’s plans here and print out the dimensions sketch before beginning.
- Ana’s plan / sketch up dimensions
- 1/2″ plywood (18″ x 5″)
- 3 – 1″ wood dowels @ 2 1/2″L
- ruler and pencil
- 1″ spade bit and drill
- wood glue
- white acrylic paint, paint brush and painters tape
- sawtooth hangers
Step 1: Print out the plans and transfer the sketch to the 1/2″ plywood.
In Step 2: Cut out the mountain range using a jig saw or scroll saw.
Step 3: Determine hook placement predrill about 1/4″ deep hole for the dowel. Use a 1″ spade bit and mark the depth with painters tape. This gives you a more secure attachment for the dowel hook and predrills the center hole for the screw to attach the dowel.
Step 4: Attach wood dowel hooks using wood glue and 2″ countersunk wood screw from the back. Apply painters tape and paint mountains.
A fun way to clean up your room! I can see a whole wall full of these hooks, that would be so amazing. I’ll see you back here next week for another Handbuilt Holiday project.
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Sarah Worden says
Did you just create the sharp angles on the peaks with painters tape?
Yes, see the photo above in step 4. I drew the peaks with a pencil and straight edge and then handpainted the zig zag looking peaks.
How did you secure it to the wall??
Hi Hayley, To attach the wall hooks I used two sawtooth hangers on the back and nails in the wall.