My mom often recounts her days in a little farm school house, about 25 kids grades K-6, all learning in one classroom under one roof. Supplies were limited, but quite sturdy and useful, and that’s why today’s project repurposes vintage rulers into a multi-utilitarian rack that’s “chalk-full” of charm and character. (Eh, hem.)
- 5 yardsticks (vintage or new, different designs and/or colors for interest) Note: find vintage rulers/yardsticks at antique stores-appox. $1-$1.50 a piece.
- 30-36″ in length and 1/4″ x 5″ wide scrap plywood or molding piece
- Wood glue
- Four 2-3 pronged hooks
- Hanging hardware
- hand saw, miter box and sandpaper (optional)
Here’s what you do:
- Glue yardsticks onto plywood or molding piece. Optional: if you prefer a shorter rack, trim amount off as desired and sand edges.
- Using built-in ruler, measure and screw in hooks equidistant to each other.
- Install hanging hardware. Be sure to use hardware with proper load bearing capabilities and appropriate to the type of wall you will be using. For hanging tips, click here.