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Turn 'junk' into an awesome jewelry, key or scarf organizer in a jiffy
Looking to get organized on a budget? This is the DIY for you! Use either salvaged wood or a wood pallet for this project. Add bling with miscellaneous drawer pulls, old buttons, jewelry, etc.

Posted by Denise from North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • Published See Denise's 10 projects »
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  • How to make a hook or rack. Salvaged Wood Organizer - Step 1
    Step 1

    For this DIY feel free to either use either salvaged wood or wood pallets. Salvaged wood has a ton of character versus pallet wood.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Salvaged Wood Organizer - Step 2
    Step 2

    First it to source your wood then trim it to size. Depending on the wood you can either use a hand saw or table saw. Sand the edges.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Salvaged Wood Organizer - Step 3
    Step 3

    Measure your holes. This depends on the length of the wood and how many drawer pulls your adding. Measure the space in-between the holes equally.

    Note: the measurements may also depend on the types of drawer pulls you're using. Or maybe you're including other items like hooks. The diameter of the items might vary and this may affect the spacing of the holes.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Salvaged Wood Organizer - Step 4
    Step 4

    Hold wood in place and drill the holes. Be careful as pallet wood may be super dense and require some good biceps.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Salvaged Wood Organizer - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now you can add your drawer pulls. Use a variety of pulls. You can source these from a hardware store, garage sales, thrift stores, old furniture, etc.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Salvaged Wood Organizer - Step 6
    Step 6

    For hanging you have two options. You can add a bracket to the back. Keep in mind the weight of your organizer and what you're hanging on it.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Salvaged Wood Organizer - Step 7
    Step 7

    You can also use larger screw-in eyelets. Drill a small hole then screw these in - either along the top of your organizer or in the back. You can then use wire, rope or a chain to hang it from the eyelets.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Salvaged Wood Organizer - Step 8
    Step 8

    If you want to create one-of-a-kind drawer pulls you can take boring Ikea pulls and restyle them. You can do this by painting them, gluing pieces of old jewelry to the top, etc.

  • How to make a hook or rack. Salvaged Wood Organizer - Step 9
    Step 9

    Or you can use buttons. I glued funky thrift store buttons to cap nails for this organizer. So much fun and the perfect gift for a fellow crafter/maker.

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