DIY Boat Cleat Backpack Hooks

Entry wall with boat cleats

Need a place to hang the kid’s jackets, backpacks or other items? We didn’t have a mudroom area in our last house and desperately needed a place to hang our 4 kids backpacks out of the way.  Over the years I tried a variety of hooks here and there but often they were not strong enough to handle the heavy bags but eventually I found a solution.

You’ll see a striped wall at first glance but look closely at the stripes with hooks.  I painted a 1×4 black and cut it to fit the space.  Next I screwed the board into studs and then was able to space the boat cleats vertically where I wanted them.  This created a very sturdy backpack hanger!

Save yourself from holes in the walls and try mounting a 1×4 into the studs first then hang your hooks.  No more tripping over backpacks on the floor!


About Laurel Dane Designs, LLC

Making our final house into a home one room at a time. This is our 11th and final home so it is unique. Every detail in this home is aimed at creating our FOREVER home. I've worked on many of my homes and clients homes so theres plenty of inspirational for all home styles here!

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