How To Make A DIY Wall Mounted Magnetic Key Holder

If you are constantly misplacing your car keys consider making a DIY magnetic key holder. This is a simple project that will take a few hours and cost around $20 dollars. You may get lucky and find a nice sized piece of oak wood or similar wood in the scrap wood pile at Home Depot or Lowe’s. The high power rare earth magnets are available online or at your local home improvement store. See below for some images that can help you to make one of these yourself.

Here is what you need to make your own DIY magnetic key holder:
1Rectangular piece of oak wood
5High power magnets
1Picture hanger clip
1Can of wood stain
1Wood stain brush
1Bottle of wood glue
1Drill and drill bits
1Wall anchor with screw

key holder made with magnetsWooden wall mounted magnetic car keys holder

Magnetic Wall Mounted Key Holder_11. Cut your wood to size or obtain the desired wood size from your local home improvement store.

Magnetic Wall Mounted Key Holder_32. Measure your desired spacing on the back of the wood as to where you want the magnets.

Magnetic Wall Mounted Key Holder_43. Using your drill, drill the 5 holes in the back of the wood where the magnets will be glued into place.

Magnetic Wall Mounted Key Holder_54. Notch out the wood near the top of the back between the 2 holes for the magnets for the picture hanger clip.

Magnetic Wall Mounted Key Holder_65. Glue the magnets and the picture holder clip into place with the wood glue and let dry for 2 hours.

Magnetic Wall Mounted Key Holder_76. Stain the key holder using your wood stain of choice giving it multiple coats and letting dry in between.

Magnetic Wall Mounted Key Holder_87. Find your desired location and install the wall anchor into the wall, then mount the key holder on the wall.

Magnetic Wall Mounted Key Holder_28. Attach your car keys to the magnetic key holder – Never misplace your keys again!

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1 Dennis Powell January 4, 2016 at 9:17 pm

I have a project that deals with magnets to hold wood to wood. I need to know what type of drill bit do I need once the o.d. of the magnet is known, that is a 1/2″ or 3/4″ round magnet glued into a piece of wood on one side and the same on the other piece of wood. So the hole needs to stop once it achieves the thickness of magnet so magnet will be flush with the wood. My many thanks.


2 DIY Project Help Tips January 4, 2016 at 10:23 pm

Dennis Powell,
Try going to our Drill Bits Explained page to find the perfect drill bit for the woodworking project you are building.


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