How to Make Farmhouse Picket Fence Wall Hooks

If you’ve got about an hour to spare, today I’m going to show you how to make farmhouse style picket fence wall hooks that can be used to display home decor, like hanging mason jars, or use as a coat, hat, or apron rack.

How to make farmhouse picket fence wall hooks - Knick of

After using pallet wood on the walls when we remodeled our entryway, my supply of pallet wood was pretty much depleted.  Getting more pallets isn’t a problem, but the axle on our hauling trailer broke, so getting the pallets home is  problem.  For the last few months I’ve turned to using fence picks as my backup option when I need rustic wood, and I’ve gotten hooked on them. (click on links below to see other fence picket projects).

Picket Fence Pet Gate

The picket fence wall hooks I finished today are both decorative, and functional, which  I love – and that are really easy to make as well, which is a bonus.  Not only that, I spent less than $15 for the wood and hooks, so it’s inexpensive also.  Let’s get started!

How to make farmouse picket fence wall hooks

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Step 1.  Determine how tall you want your wall hooks to be, and cut pickets to that length.  I cut mine 24″ long.

If you don’t “do” power tools, don’t worry – most home improvement centers will cut the wood you purchase from them free, so it saves you that step.  Save the cut off ends, because you’ll need the in step #4.

You can use as many pickets as you want – I used three, but if I was going to use it as  a coat rack, I’d use one picket per family member.

Step 2.  Stain the wood in the wood stain color of your choice.

Step 3.  If you want to paint the pickets, do so now.  You’ll see in the photos below that I didn’t do a solid coat of paint – I did light dry-brushing).

fence pickets coat rack - Knick of Time

Step 4.  Use the remnant pieces from step #1 to connect the pickets together on the back side. (get them cut the correct size at the store too!)

Since the back won’t show, I didn’t bother staining it.

fence pickets coat rack 2 - Knick of Time

Step 5.  Attach D-ring, sawtooth, or keyhole hangers on the back.

fence pickets coat rack 3 - Knick of Time

Step 6. – Attach coat hooks on the front.  If you plan to use it as a coat hook, you may want to use double thenumber of pickets, and attach the coat hooks on every other picket, so the coats aren’t scrunched up.

fence pickets coat rack 4 - Knick of Time

That’s it – the wall hooks are done!

fence picket coat rack 7 - Knick of Time

This version is with the wood stained only, not painted.

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Here’s the dry-brushed painted version, which I think is my favorite.

fence picket coat rack 13

The blue Ball jars really pop against the white paint on the stained wood.

fence picket coat rack 16 - Knick of Time

The actual time to create the wall hooks is only about an hour, so it really is quick and easy.

I hope you enjoyed learning how to make them! 🙂

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Vaya con Dios,


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  1. Gilmer Gal says

    OK, loving all your signs and pickets! Thanks for some great ideas!

  2. I love projects like this. Efficient, quick and awesome results. Thanks for the reminder about the invaluable and inexpensive fence options for building supplies.

  3. I’ve never seen a wall hanging like this before and I love it! Very cool!

  4. I love the stainless steel walls! They look so good with these hooks on them. I love this style. I’m considering redecorating my living room and dining room and I’m definitely going to save this for inspiration. Thanks for sharing!!!!

  5. Where did you get the black hooks?

  6. Sew many wonderful projects to make, right up my alley. Going to make farm fresh ticking napkins first, love don’t have to sew. Thanks for reversed text for napkins. would make nice gifts. Now what did I do with my inking shears?

  7. Since we live few miles from Lowes or HD might could get pickets at our Ace or True Value lots quicker. Even if their price is bit higher not having to go all the way to Grand Junction would be worth it to get going on making these. Saw some great hooks similar to ones you used at HL so will watch for their sales. These would be so handy for many things, loving your blog..
    Hope your Mom is doing better.

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