DIY Wood Wall Pockets

Hello friends! I thought I would share today how I made these adorable wooden wall pockets for a small office space we have in the corner of our piano room. I had something similar already from Michael's, but really wanted a wooden version of it to go against my olive stem wallpaper. So off I went into my garage and sort of came up with this with this wooden version, using some simple tools and basic skills. Now remember guys I'm not the builder in the family, that's usually Curtis' gig, but every now and then I like to play around in the garage with some tools. This is a very easy project and I just do things the way that work best for me. So let's go ahead and get started.

What you will need:

  • Jig saw

  • Basic hand saw

  • Hammer

  • 1 " Finishing nails

  • 4mm presanded plywood, measure how much you need depending on how big you want your pockets, this is used for the back of the pocket, the front and bottom.

  • About 2-3 feet of a 1" pine board

  • Pencil

  • Tape Measure

  • Wood stain, I like to use Minwax

  • Picture hanging rings and screws for back

*You can also watch my Instagram video tutorial video here on how I made these.

Step 1:

First thing I did was trace the upper curve of my Michael's basket onto a piece of shiplap. If you don't have one of these baskets you could simply draw a curve shape of your own. I just used the one I had because I liked the size of it.

Got my shape!

Step 2:

I then cut my upper curve out of the shiplap using my jig saw.

Step 3:

Next thing I did was make the back part of the pocket. I measured the width of my basket and then cut the shiplap with my hand saw. *I did this part in two pieces because I was using leftover shiplap boards that I had on hand that were only 6" wide. You could do this all in one step, having your upper curve attached to this bottom piece.

Measuring the width of my basket 11 1/2" wide.