Catch-all Hanging Boxes

Catch-all Hanging Boxes

Use Kenneth Wingard’s simple instructions for creating mounted boxes perfect for storage.

5 col

This project attaches six wooden crates securely to the wall so they can be used for displaying decorative objects as well as a place to put keys, wallets, sunglasses etc…

(6) Wooden decorative crates of various sizes
Small box of 2-inch drywall screws
Stud finder
Mini level
Drill with a Phillips head screwdriver drill bit


  1. Use a stud finder to locate two studs next to each other. They are usually found 16 inches or 24 inches apart and run the vertical length of the wall. If there is a light switch along your stud line then there maybe a break in the stud that continues several inches to the side of the switch. Each box will be secured to the wall where there is a stud. Note that the boxes do not need to be centered over the stud to still be secure


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  1. Decide on a configuration for your six boxes on the wall. Each box can be positioned either horizontally or vertically
  2. Place one of the middle boxes from your configuration over a stud on the wall and eyeball the height you want it to go. Use a mini level to make sure it’s straight
  3. Using a drill with a Phillips head screwdriver drill bit, drill a 2-inch drywall screw through the back of the box and into the stud. Drill an additional two screws vertically down the back of the box and into the stud to secure it firmly in place.

  1. Continue placing the remaining boxes around the middle box that’s already on the wall using the wall studs as a guideline. Secure each box in place following Steps 3 and 4

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