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Clothing and bags hanging on round hooks on a bedroom wall

Overview

These round wall hooks will help keep any room tidy. They're easy to make and look great even without anything hanging on them. You'll want to install them all around the house.

Steps

1Measure and mark the dowel

Use the tape measure and pencil to measure and mark the dowel. Ours are 35mm but you can make them any length you like. Measure out as many of these depending on how many hooks you're making.

A person marking a length of timber using a measuring tape and pencil

2Cut the dowel

Clamp the dowel to the workbench. We also used some timber offcuts to make sure it was secure. Then use the saw to cut the dowel.

A person cutting timber using a hand saw and mitre box

3Cut the circles for the hooks

Clamp the plywood to the workbench. Then use your drill and hole saw to cut out circles for the hooks. You can make the circles any size you like, but we're using a 76mm hole saw attachment. 
A person cutting a large circle from plywood using a hole saw

4Countersink the face of the hook

Firmly hold the circle against the workbench. Use the countersink drill bit to countersink a hole in the face of the hook.

A person drilling a countersink hole in a plywood circle

5Pre-drill the dowel

Clamp the dowel to the workbench, using timber offcuts to make sure it's secure. Use the 4mm drill bit to drill a hole through the centre of the dowel.

A person drilling a hole in a plywood circle

6Apply glue to the hook

Apply PVA glue to the base of the wooden hook.

A person applying glue to the end of a dowel rod

7Join the dowel to the hook

Clamp the dowel clamped to the workbench. Then, attach the circle hook, using the drill and 90mm screw.
A person attaching a plywood circle to a piece of dowel using a cordless driver

8Putty the hole in the hook

Use wood putty or filler to cover the hole on the face of the wooden hook. Let it dry.

A person filling a hole in a plywood circle using wood filler

9Sand the hook

Use the sandpaper to get rid of any excess putty and make the hook smooth.

A person sanding the face of a plywood circle

10Paint the hook

Paint the hook any colour you like and leave it to dry. We're using blue to match the existing décor. We've also just painted the front of the hook, but you can paint the sides and the dowel as well.

A person painting the face of a plywood circle

11Attach the hook to the wall

Use the stud finder to locate a stud in the wall. Pre-drill a hole and insert a wall plug. Screw the hook into the wall. If you don't have a stud, use hollow wall fittings to attach the hook to the wall.
Clothing and bags hanging on round hooks on a bedroom wall

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.