Project Overview

These round wall hooks will help keep any room tidy. They’re easy to make and look great even without anything hanging on them. You’ll want to install them all around the house. Continue to step-by-step instructions

Step by Step Instructions

1 Measure and mark the dowel
2 Cut the dowel
3 Cut the circles for the hooks
4 Countersink the face of the hook
5 Pre-drill the dowel
6 Apply glue to the hook
7 Join the dowel to the hook
8 Putty the hole in the hook
9 Sand the hook
10 Paint the hook
11 Attach the hook to the wall
  • Step 1. Measure and mark the dowel

    Use the tape measure and pencil to measure and mark the dowel. Ours are 35mm but you can make them any length you like. Measure out as many of these depending on how many hooks you’re making.

  • Step 2. Cut the dowel

    Clamp the dowel to the workbench. We also used some timber offcuts to make sure it was secure. Then use the saw to cut the dowel.

  • Step 3. Cut the circles for the hooks

    Clamp the plywood to the workbench. Then use your drill and hole saw to cut out circles for the hooks. You can make the circles any size you like, but we’re using a 76mm hole saw attachment. 
  • Step 4. Countersink the face of the hook

    Firmly hold the circle against the workbench. Use the countersink drill bit to countersink a hole in the face of the hook.

  • Step 5. Pre-drill the dowel

    Clamp the dowel to the workbench, using timber offcuts to make sure it’s secure. Use the 4mm drill bit to drill a hole through the centre of the dowel.

  • Step 6. Apply glue to the hook

    Apply PVA glue to the base of the wooden hook.

  • Step 7. Join the dowel to the hook

    Clamp the dowel clamped to the workbench. Then, attach the circle hook, using the drill and 90mm screw.
  • Step 8. Putty the hole in the hook

    Use wood putty or filler to cover the hole on the face of the wooden hook. Let it dry.

  • Step 9. Sand the hook

    Use the sandpaper to get rid of any excess putty and make the hook smooth.

  • Step 10. Paint the hook

    Paint the hook any colour you like and leave it to dry. We’re using blue to match the existing décor. We’ve also just painted the front of the hook, but you can paint the sides and the dowel as well.

  • Step 11. Attach the hook to the wall

    Use the stud finder to locate a stud in the wall. Pre-drill a hole and insert a wall plug. Screw the hook into the wall. If you don’t have a stud, use hollow wall fittings to attach the hook to the wall.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Clamps x 4
  • Cordless drill with Phillips’ head screwdriver bit
  • Countersink drill bit
  • Dust mask
  • Ear muffs
  • Hollow wall fittings
  • Leather and disposable gloves
  • Paint brush
  • Pencil
  • Safety glasses
  • Saw
  • Stud finder
  • Tape measure

Materials

  • 12mm plywood
  • 35mm lengths of 32mm dowel
  • 4mm and 8mm drill bits
  • 76mm hole saw
  • 90mm timber screws
  • Paint
  • PVA wood glue
  • Sandpaper 240 grit
  • Wood putty
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