magnetic key shelf
Like many people, we have car keys, house keys, work keys, wallets, cell phones, dog belts, and other sundries collected on the table inside our entrance.
We have a shallow pewter bowl that collects everything we need to get before we leave the house and always spills.
Solution: my wife noticed in a magazine that one of the wooden racks sold by merrywitherfield was equipped with a very creative wooden shelf with a rare earth magnet embedded on it
I love the product, but they have only 12 pieces of specific shelves available and only 3 magnets.
I know I can do something that is more suitable for our space.
Required materials: 24 \"x 3\" x 1 \"process Board (red oak)
24 \"x 4\" x 1 \"craft board (red oak)(
I think it\'s about $7)
3/4 \"round x 3/4\" round rare earth magnet 1/8 \"spade drill bit/driver2 medium pull clamps6-
Available from Magcraft via Amazon.
The freight is about $17. Wood glue -
I use Elmer, but any brand is good for the glue of this Elmer.
Beautiful professional glue, with glue in magnetsSharpie (not pictured)
Tension clampsWood stain
I used British oak and antique walnut-
I used Behr half.
If you do not put the screws above into stud3, apply the 2 12 3 \"brass Wood screwdriver above with a tongue brush or rag to install the screws above
5 Standard 2 \"wooden ironing boards 6 10 3/4\" wooden screws (
1/2 \"might be better but I don\'t)
My boards are not exactly the same size, so initially I had to cut 1/16 \"off a board with my Composite herringbone saw to make them the same.
Then you want to connect the boards together.
I would like the 3 \"board to be against the wall, slightly against the wall.
4 \"plate stickers vertical 3\" plate stickers.
I used a lot of wood glue and clipped them together with a tension clip.
I then moved the whole group to my table.
Be sure to put the waste wood between the vise teeth and the wood as you don\'t want to ruin your work before you start.
I then pre-drilled the wood screws and screwed the two screws together.
Red Oak is very hard, so be careful and work slowly unless you use a drill.
I use my bit/drive and it\'s a bit underpowered (
I can blame the dull part too).
It\'s hard to keep the status quo, but I made it.
I could have connected the magnets with glue or screws, but I wanted them to be flush with the wood.
So, initially I measured a midline along the bottom of the shelf.
I drew a pencil line.
Then I used a metal 24-foot and put the magnet where I wanted it.
It is convenient because these magnets stick to the ruler.
I want to get magnet 1 \"from each end of the plate and then distribute evenly along the midline.
It turns out that there are 4 1/2 between the centers of each magnet.
Then I made a mark on my 3/4 shovel bit, up 1/8 \"from the bottom of the flat part of that bit \"(not the point! ).
I do this on both sides so that I can easily see this line when it rotates.
I then drill each hole not far from the black line and test if each magnet is appropriate.
It\'s always easier to walk slowly and go deep, but it\'s hard to add back the wood you \'ve removed.
Often tested with magnets.
It is easy to remove the magnet in place with steel screws or screwdriver.
Finally, I put a little ProBond glue in each hole, put the magnet in the hole and screw it into one of the 10 3/4 screws, be careful not to over tighten or screw the screws all the way to the plate.
It is easy to wipe any excess glue with a paper towel as it does not set immediately.
Initially I polished the wood with 120 sandpaper and then the wood with 200 sandpaper.
Then wipe everything clean with a little water, pull out the nap time and expand again.
I stained the wood with a coat of English oak water. based stain.
It wasn\'t the color I wanted so I went on to wear another MinWax antique walnut stain which really brought out the texture on the wood.
Finally, I handled the whole shelf with Behr semi
I put some pictures of what I call dry blocks that are actually just scrap wood that goes through with nails.
These allow me to process the entire shelf at once and put them on the dry block to dry.
I polish between each Poly coat and use a sticky cloth.
There are 3 Poly coats in total.
Finally, I drilled two even holes behind the shelf.
I then level the rack and attach it to the wall with two brass 3 \"10 wood screws.
These are flush with wood.
Connect the brass screws to the wall using the appropriate size wall anchor. We\'re done!
The final product looks stylish and very useful.
I really hope you enjoyed my first note!