Monday, August 23, 2010

Stop Losing Your Keys!

Who needs the added stress of misplacing your keys every single day? No more, with this DIY Key Rack.

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Key Rack

All too often, keys end up in obscure places where you can't remember having put them. Keep all your keys accessible and organized with a functional and easy-to-make rack; hang it on a wall in your kitchen, mudroom, or garage.

Tools and Materials
Primer and paint (optional)
Paintbrushes (optional)
Wooden plaque
Metal label holders with screws
Cup hooks

Key Rack How-To
1. Prime and paint your plaque, if desired; let dry.

2. Using a ruler and pencil, make a mark on the front of the plaque 1 inch down and in from the top-left corner; repeat on top-right corner. Working your way down the plaque, make as many equally spaced marks as you'll need for your keys.

3. Place the left-side hole of a label holder over the top-left mark, and use an awl to burrow into the wood; repeat on top-right mark with the right-side hole of the label holder. Drive corresponding screws into the wood. Repeat step for remaining marks.

4. Center a cup hook underneath the top-left label holder, and screw it into the wood. Repeat step for each label holder.

5. Insert labels describing which key is which into holders, and hang the rack on a wall.
From Martha Stewart Living Television, January 2001

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