Materials you’ll need
One 8’ length of Base 620 Majestic Oak*
- One 8’ length of Lattice 267 Crystal White
- One 6’ length of 1”x4” finished pine wood stock
- 11”x14” piece of thin plywood or Masonite**
- 3 cup-holder screw hooks
- Finishing nails
- Black latex paint
- Chalkboard paint
- Color-matched oak painter’s putty
* We used Majestic Oak for this project but you can use any color finish you choose.
** Or cut to size for your particular project.
Cut pieces of pine wood stock and build a simple open box.
- Our box has an outside dimension of 11”x14”, but it could be any size to fit your space.
Cut to size and insert a piece of wood in one end of the box opening and attach with finishing nails. This piece of wood should be attached flush to the back of the cabinet — this is where the key hooks will hang.
Miter cut four pieces of Lattice so it creates a frame which is flush to the outside dimension of the box, and attach to the front edge.
The lattice moulding will serve a critical purpose— it’s a lip to prevent your stuff from falling onto the floor.
Remember, we’re trying to keep everything in one place with this project!
Paint this assembly with black latex paint and let dry.
- Use chalkboard paint to paint one side of an 11”x14” piece of plywood or Masonite for the cabinet back and set aside to dry.
Once these two pieces are dry, attach the Masonite back with the chalkboard-painted side showing towards the front of the cabinet. Make sure the outside dimensions of the back are flush with the outer dimension of the painted wooden box.
Base Moulding & Final Assembly
Carefully measure and miter-cut four pieces of prefinished Base Moulding and attach to the outside of the wooden box using finishing nails.
Fill the nail holes and mitered corners with a little color-matched painter’s putty and screw in some cup holder screw hooks.