Project 14138EZ

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Key Holder
This easy-to-make key rack will provide a handy place to hang the keys when you come into the house. We used pine for ours, but just about any wood species will do. Since little stock is required, you may find your scrap box will provide plenty of material.

Key Holder Complete Schematic

Key Holder Step-by-Step Instructions
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Cut the stock to length and width. Tranfer the pattern to the stock. Use a saber, band, or jigsaw to cut the profile. Use a 1" diameter spade bit to cut the 1/2" deep keyhole. Use a sharp chisel to cut the dovetail to the same depth. Paint the bottom of the hole with a coat of flat black paint. Give the piece a complete sanding, taking care to make sure the edges are well smoothed. Apply two coats of polyurethane varnish for a durable clear final finish. Add five 3/4" cup screws to complete the project. Secure the project to the wall with a wood screw through the keyhole. Paint the screw head with flat black paint.

These plans were originally published in Volume 7, Issue 1 of The Woodworker’s Journal (Jan./Feb. 1983, page 34).

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