How to make D.I.Y. honeycomb floating wall shelves
Set a mitre saw at 15° to trim the end of the dowel at an angle.
Tip: While you could make the cuts using a mitre box with a hand saw, a mitre saw will result in much faster, more accurate assembly.
Measure and mark the dowel 50mm from the longest point and cut at 15°, repeating to make six hooks.
On the end-grain of each hook, measure and mark the centre then use the drill with a 2.5mm bit to drill 10mm-deep pilot holes.
Use the 2.5mm bit to drill 10mm-deep pilot holes at the marked points, angling the drill downwards to make the holes at an approximate 15° angle.
To attach the top shelf, mark 10mm along one side of the 64mm pine. From one end, measure 150mm, 300mm, 300mm and 300mm to drill pilot holes using a 2.5mm bit.
Position the top shelf against the backing board, checking the edges are flush, and use the drill with a driver bit to secure through the pilot holes with 40mm screws. Lightly sand all over using 180-grit abrasive paper and block.
Tip: To finish the coat rack, brush on two coats of a clear timber varnish
To mount the rack, locate wall studs and use a spirit level to mark out and install plasterboard screws. Hold rack against the screws to transfer the positions on the back, and install keyhole hooks.