DIY Arrow Wall Hook Rack
This DIY arrow wall hook rack is the perfect accessory for organization. I wanted to make a wall rack to hang Christmas stockings as well as pet leashes and harnesses, or tote bags. When I saw this rustic wood arrow at the craft store, I knew I needed it! The arrow is mounted to a piece of plywood framed with stained trim. The hooks are inexpensive and mounted with screws through the arrow into the plywood. This is an inexpensive project that can be completed in a weekend!
- Large rustic wood piece (<– affiliate link)
- 3/4″ plywood at least 1-1/2″ bigger than the rustic piece on all sides
- Narrow wood strips to use as trim
- Wall hooks with screws (<– affiliate link)
- Stain and sealer, paint
- Brad nails or wood glue and clamps
- Hanging hardware
I started by lightly sanding the wood arrow to smooth the rough edges. I stained the arrow with dark grey stain and let it dry.
I cut the piece of plywood to be 1-1/2″ larger than the arrow on all sides. I thoroughly sanded the plywood using 80, 120 and 220 grit sandpaper. Then I painted the top face of the plywood piece. (The arrow is shown on the plywood to check for fit!)
I sanded the strips of wood I wanted to use as trim then stained the pieces with a golden oak stain. I measured the plywood piece and cut pieces of the trim to fit. The trim can be made with straight or mitered corners (I chose mitered corners). The trim is then secured to the plywood piece with wood glue and clamps or by using brad nails. The back edge of the trim will be flush with the back face of the plywood.
I marked the position of the hooks on the arrow then pre-drilled holes for the screws. I applied a bit of wood glue on the back of the arrow, then positioned it on the plywood piece.
I placed the hooks on the arrow, then drove the screws through the pre-drilled holes into the plywood piece to also secure the arrow to the plywood.
I installed the hanging hardware on the back, then hung the rack.
This easy project makes a great addition to any room and can be finished to coordinate with any decor. Have questions about the DIY arrow wall hook rack? Leave a comment below!