A few months ago I found a really neat rustic key holder on one of those “deal” websites and was totally bummed when it was sold out. I took a look at it and just knew I could make it as long as I could find the right hardware.
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I started with a piece of 3/4 inch Pure Bond Plywood. I didn’t have set dimensions in mind so I waited until I got the hardware to figure it all out. The label holders are about 3 ½ inches wide so leaving about 4 inches in each spot plus the trim on each side gave me a width of about 21 inches. Honestly, I just eyeballed the height to what seemed to look good (which in this case was about 8 inches).
I used my Ryobi table saw to cut the pieces out and then lowered the blade to make the grooves (it’s called a dado cut). I eyeballed it to make sure they were just touch deeper than that first layer of plywood.
Once I had the grooves cut, I measured out the trim pieces and used my Ryobi sliding compound miter saw to cut the right length and angles. I laid it all out to make sure it all fit together properly, then used Shabby Paints ReVAX in a gray custom color mix (Black, White, and Sheer) to stain the raw wood (2 coats).
BOOM! It’s really that easy! Now we have a better place to store the keys then a jumbled up mess on the kitchen counter… or lost on the coffee table… or in a chair… or… well, you get the idea. It’s really easy to misplace keys around here.
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(Products have been provided to me by DLawless Hardware, Pure Bond plywood, and Ryobi Power Tools in exchange for sharing how I use them with you and I am so grateful. All opinions and experiences are my own, and always will be)