|Project by longgone||posted 09-01-2014 05:41 PM||1615 views||9 times favorited||15 comments|
While playing around with my wall sculpting ideas I came up with this piece that enabled me to use some cutoff scraps that would have otherwise gathered dust in the cutoff bin forever.
I have always been impressed with the strength of the rare earth magnets and a while back I bought about 200 of them… so I decided to incorporate some in this key rack. I tested their strength with this shelf and had 2 sets of keys, two crescent wrenches and 2 pocket knives stuck on them and they held strong.
The wood is oak and the magnets are 3/8 magnets that are epoxied into holes I drilled.
The key shelf mounts with 2 keyhole slots on the back. This was done with the Rockler keyhole template and I have to say that it is worth the $11 I paid for it…especially for using on irregular shapes.
The entire key shelf took less than an hour to complete.