Key Rack Solution

Running out the door, a few minutes late and you can’t seem to find your keys? #@%! Is this you? Sounds like you may be in the market for an upcycled solution. Enter the door knob key rack, a cool and clever place to store your keys. This project comes together quickly with only a few materials needed. So what are you waiting for? Give those keys a home!

upcycled key rack

How to make an upcycled key rack

The first thing you will need to make your new key rack is a piece of wood. This is a great opportunity to repurpose bits and bobs saved from previous projects. Next you’ll need some deadbolt locks and doorknobs. If you don’t have any old ones laying about there is a great chance your local thrift shop or Habitat for Humanity Restore will.

Leave your piece of wood as is or give it a stylish stain. Then lay your locks and doorknobs out and mark where you want them to be. In order for your knobs to sit flush you will need to make a groove in the wood with a router. A router is a woodworking tool used to hollow out a piece of wood.

Once you’ve finished with your router, drill holes for attaching the door knobs and locks. At this stage your upcycled key rack will look like this:

upcycled key rack

Then, simply attach the knobs/locks and you’re done. If you don’t have the original keys from the locks then just get blank keys to add to your key ring.¬†You can now hang up your finished doorknob key rack and give your keys a place of their own.

upcycled key rack

Source: kara paslay designs

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