Introduction

Build a Wall-Mounted Organizer
Photo: Laura Moss
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It's a routine every dog owner knows: Fido's itching for his morning walk while you're frantically hunting down his leash and a few plastic bags before you've had your morning joe. This handsome organizer, made from beadboard, crown molding, stock lumber, and a leftover tin ceiling tile, keeps all the necessities within arm's reach. Make one for yourself, and you'll be out the door with your pooch in record time. Here, This Old House senior technical editor Mark Powers shows how to put it together in one day.
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    Tools List

    • circular saw
      Circular Saw
      to cut the beadboard
    • miter saw
      Compound Miter Saw
    • bar clamps
      Clamps
      to hold the bag dispenser together as it dries
    • pneumatic brad nailer
      Pneumatic Brad Nail Gun
    • drill
      Drill/Driver
    • Aviation Snips
      Tin Snips
    • caulk gun
      Caulking Gun
      to apply adhesive caulk
    • artist paintbrush
      ½ inch paintbrush
      to apply wood glue
    • paintbrush
      Paintbrush
      to paint or stain the assembly

    Shopping List

    1. Work gloves

    2. Beadboard paneling

    3. 1x6 to make the fascia board and bag organizer

    4. 1x5 for the shelf

    5. Corner guard to surround the sides and bottom of the beadboard

    6. Crown molding to trim the spot beneath the shelf. Choose a profile with a projection of about 1 inch.

    7. ¼-inch square dowel to create a stop rail on top of the shelf

    8. -inch square dowel to build the frame of the bag dispenser

    9. ¾-inch shelf edging to cover the exposed edges of the tin that covers the bag dispenser10. ½-inch pin nails

    11. 1-inch pin nails

    12. ½-inch sheet metal screws

    13. 3-inch deck screws

    14. ¾-inch wood screws to attach the bag dispenser to the organizer

    15. -inch hole plugs

    16. Hooks

    17. Tin ceiling tile to wrap the bad dispenser

    18. Wood glue

    19. Adhesive caulk

    20. 150-grit sandpaper

    19. Paint