How to Build a Farmhouse Style Mug Holder!
Hi, I'm Brittany! I am passionate about sharing time saving projects around the house for other busy families.
Today I want to show you how to easily build a farmhouse style coffee mug holder to show off your collection!
Total Cost? Less than $20!
You can see the full tutorial here
Using the diagram below, cut your 1″x 6″x 8′ boards. You won’t want the mug holder to be the full 5.5″ deep, so you’ll need to rip it down to 4.5.”
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Then, you’ll want to mark your drill holes 1″ above each level, 3/8″ from the edge of the front of the board. Drill your rod holes using a 5/16″ bit. You will drill through the entire board for the inner 2 boards. For the outer boards, only drill 1/2 through (you don’t want to see any holes on the outer sides).
Use a 5/8" forstner back on the back side to remove wood for keyhole hanger installation
Using a Kreg Jig, begin joining the boards! Leave one side open (as seen below) so that you can thread the metal rod through the piece. Before you thread the metal rod through, I recommend filling in the holes with the Kreg plugs. You'll have optimal space to sand them down if the metal isn't in your way.
My husband drew this up to give you an idea of which cuts go in which place.
Once the metal rod is installed, close up the mug holder!
Use an orbital sander to soften the edges to your liking. Stain to your preference!
And here it is! It's super cute and easily modifiable upon your space.
See the step by step (including assembly) tutorial over on my blog!
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- 2- 1" x 6" x 8' Pine
- 6' 1/4" Metal Rod
- Kreg Plugs (Paintable)
- Keyhole Hangers
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Published May 2nd, 2017 8:52 PM
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Joanie on Aug 19, 2017This shelf box is just about good for anything......besides cups........I LOVE IT~~~
Brittany | Our Home Made Easy on Aug 21, 2017Thank you!
Julia Sipe Bentley on Sep 21, 2019
Great idea! I don't need a cup box but I sure could use a spice box!! This will be perfect!! Great job.
Brittany | Our Home Made Easy on Sep 21, 2019
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