Weekend Project | Home Gym Wall Shelf
Home Ideas Magazine - February 2019
“Home Gym Wall Shelf”
Contributed by: Annette Amdahl
Time: 6 hours
1 @ 1” x 7” x 25”
1 @ 1” x 6” x 27”
1 @ 1” x 3” x 25”
2 @ 1” x 3” x 5.25”
2 @ 1” x 3” x 4”
5 @ 1” x 1” X 2.5” (both ends cut at 15-degree angles)
Wood stain (Dark Walnut)
Spray paint (Oil Rubbed Bronze)
1” pocket hole screws
1.5” brad nails
2 Picture hanging brackets
Pocket hole jig
Drill with pocket hole drill bit
Cut boards to size
Using the cut list supplied, cut all pieces to size (see image 1). On the two largest boards, cut off the corners on one side at a 45-degree angle with your miter saw (see image 2). To make the wooden hooks, cut your five 1” x 1” x 2.5” inches to size and then cut off each end at a 15-degree angle (see image 3).
Paint your hooks
To allow enough time to dry, set your five hooks on a scrap board and spray paint them with two coats of spray paint (see image 4). Set them aside to dry while you work on the rest of the shelf.
Attach the three large boards together
Drill 4-5 pocket holes into the two 25” long boards on one edge only (see images 5-6). You will then add wood glue to those drilled edges and then sandwich the 27” board in between the two 25” boards. The 27” board will need to be centered on the two boards and be standing on its long end. Clamp the boards together to hold them tightly in place while you use your 1” screws and drill the three boards together.
Add the yoga mat holders
Take your 1” x 3” x 5.25” boards and attach them to the 4” pieces with glue and brad nails. You can place them anywhere on the front of the 1” x 7” x 25” board, but I put these ones in about 1.5” from the left and right edges (see images 7-8). Nail them through the top of the 27” board to attach the tops of the holders and nail from the back of the 1” x 7” x 25” board to attach to that piece.
Apply your finish
For this project, I brushed on a coat of Dark Walnut stain and used a rag to wipe off the excess. Once the stain dries, apply 1-2 coats of polyurethane and let it dry overnight.
Attach your hooks
Lay out your five wooden spray-painted hooks on the bottom of the shelf and make sure to space them out evenly with a tape measure. Attach the hooks with wood glue and once they are completely dried, drill a screw into them from the back side to make sure they are secure enough to hold your lightweight objects. Attach your two picture hanging brackets to the back of the shelf and hang it on the wall!