This handy kitchen storage solution includes a blackboard with hooks, a shelf for storing things on and a built-in pinboard. It might look impressive, but it’s actually simple to make yourself. The experts at Bosch tools explain how to make it in five steps.
Tools and materials
- 1 MDF board (60 cm x 90 cm x 1.9 cm)
- 1 laminated, edge-glued wood, beech (60 cm x 18 cm x 1.9 cm)
- 1 cork board (60 cm x 30 cm)
- Blackboard paint
- 3 hooks and screws to match
- 2 wooden plugs (8 mm)
- Wood glue
- 3x wood screws (4.0 x 55 mm)
- 4 wall plugs (8 mm) and screws to match (black if possible, they look more attractive)
- 1 flower pot for herbs
- Bosch Uneo Maxx cordless rotary hammer
- Bosch GluePen
Have the MDF board and laminated wood cut to size in your DIY store. Mark a line on the MDF board where the shelf is to be fixed, leaving enough room for the weekly shopping list above it. Mark three drill holes for wood screws on the line you have drawn, two that are 5 cm from each end of the board and one in the middle. Midway between the drill hole marks make two more marks for the wooden plugs. Then transfer these marks to the edge of the laminated wood.
Tip: Work precisely because otherwise the plugs won’t fit! To ensure that the marks for the wood screws can be seen on the back, use a thin drill bit – 1 to 2mm – and drill through the MDF board.
Now drill the holes for the two wood plugs in both the MDF board and the laminated wood, using the Bosch Uneo Maxx cordless rotary hammer. Use a drill bit with a diameter 1 to 2mm less than the size of the plug. It is important not to drill right through the board and that the plug is fixed correctly.
Tip: Tape the drill bit about half the length of the plug, in this case 4.0 to 4.5 mm, and then drill no further than this mark.
Herbs always taste best when freshly picked from your own herb garden, and they will have their own place on your wall organiser. Use the hole saw attachment to saw the hole for a herb pot into the shelf.
Before you join the shelf and wall board together, apply blackboard paint to the board and let it dry – this will then provide a surface to write any shopping or to-do lists on.
Insert the wooden plugs with a little glue into the pre-drilled holes on the shelf, run a little glue along the edge, and then push the shelf into the plug holes on the wall board. Provide further support to the shelf by screwing three wood screws into it from behind, using the tiny holes described in step 1 as your guide. Then, use screws to attach three hooks to the lower part of the wall board, which you can use to hang kitchen essentials on, such as tea towels, aprons and shopping bags.
All that remains is to glue the cork pinboard onto the organiser with the Bosch GluePen and then to fix the finished kitchen organiser to the wall with wall plugs and screws.