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Family Knob Rack

Remember the cool map knobs I had made a while ago courtesy of Ghostnest? I also got some black and white photo ones with our family portraits. These are the metal Satin Yuba ones I mentioned last time and they have a much more substantial feel than the clear Crystal Comal and Sky Hudson.

My project for the knobs was to make a new rack for Wille’s room. This is what I’m replacing. Functional but unexciting.


I had this piece of MDF lying about in the garage and lo and behold it was the perfect size and was painted white already. How likely is that? I took it and measured where the center was and then calculated width of the space between the knobs and marked that out in pencil.

Then I drilled holes for the screws that came with the knobs.


In order for the rack to hang flush against the wall I counter sunk the screw holes at the back by using a fatter drill bit and drill just enough to allow for the screw heads.

Then I used an even fatter drill bit to drill holes on either side at the back to allow for the wall screw heads to be inserted into the hanging plates.


After drilling the holes I used a craft knife to score around the pencil markings I’d made around the plates…

… and used a narrow chisel to remove just enough of the inside to allow for the plates to be sunken, again so the finished thing would be flush against the wall. Then I added the two little crews that came with the plates. I had already added the knobs at the front of the board but it’s probably easier to screw them on at this point.


Yikes, I’m in a hurry! Just enough time for a sneak peek. Stay tuned until tomorrow for the full reveal!


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Benita ~ Chez Larsson

He is! He's both cool and sweet at the same time. I'm sure it's not something he'd pick out for his room on his own but when I asked if I could put it there he was totally ok with it. He's the best!


Wonderful.. now I know what my husband is getting for his birthday..
He'll think it's for him but secretly it will be for me. Ha !!
Could you let me know what the model's called Benita ?
or if there's a model number even better.
Jo x


Great idea Benita! Wille seems so interesting, if i compare him to guys his age over here in the UK he is nothing like them. Its refreshing! Is he typical of boys his age over there? Just cus i cant imagine a boy of his age over here wanting his family, in door knobs, on his wall!
Aqeela xx


How nice, the whole family there... Great idea.


In your house, I would think that it is very likely that there would be a perfect length board that is already painted white!

It's nice to see Martins picture included too since this is in Wille's room. I'm glad that it was a amicable break up.

This would be a great idea for someone with little kids (or big kids for that matter), to remind them to hang things up in a certain place. Pets leashes, kids packpacks and coats etc. Well done!

down comforter

Those are so cool!


Love it, miracle girl! When do you sleep, though? :)

Benita ~ Chez Larsson

I love my B&D! It's great because it's cordless, powerful and can both drill and screw.


I like them so much better than the first kind, and they do look more substantial... Cute use for them too.
How do you get on with your Black & Decker..? is it an old favourite or are you planning to change it first chance you get.?
Jo x

Petra from NL

Very cool!


Just what I need for my new hallway!

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