Railroad Spike Wall Hook Rack

DIY, Projects

  1. Such a cool piece! I love it! I didn’t know you could stain old wood like that. I’ll have to give it a try sometime!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Lisa! I am thrilled with how it turned out! At first even the lightest stain went on really dark. I freaked… but luckily I tried it on the back! 😀
      Sanding is the secret!
      -Shayna

  2. Diane says:

    I have a collection of railroads ties. Now I know what to do with them. Thanks again Shayna,
    Another great idea!! 🙂

  3. love it! and i love knowing how to stain old wood now. nice work, shayna and anthony! 🙂

  4. M says:

    How do you do it? I absolutely LOVE it! I mean really, YOU ARE so creative, beautiful! The texture is simply stunning…blessings & <3
    M

  5. OH my gosh…. I absolutely love this. I have some railroad spikes sitting around that are very special to my husband that came from his grandpa. I just may have to show him this because I’ve been wanting a rustic set of hooks for my knotty pine bathroom and we’ve been trying to figure out what to do with the spikes!

    Very, very creative. I love how the wood turned out after you waxed it. I just may have to play around with that product! I’ve never used it before. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Kelly! I love how it turned out and railroad spikes make the perfect hooks! 😀
      You will love the wax!
      -Shayna

  6. Dianne says:

    Absolutely awesome project! I have a huge amount of old square nails that I’m trying to come up with a use for. Anyone?

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so very much, Dianne! Square nails sound like so much fun! You could easily do this, but use the nails instead! Any sort of wall rack would be awesome! 😀
      -Shayna

  7. Martina says:

    I LOVE the way that turned out!!

  8. Stunning Shayna! It looks amazing against your white planked walls… so rich and rustic. I love the railroad ties!! What a fab idea:)

  9. Allison says:

    Beautiful Shayna! I really like the mix of white & weathered together….great piece!

  10. Gorgeous! I love the mix of the white board walls and the rustic wood and iron peg rack.

  11. Cheryl says:

    Shayna,
    I don’t know how i missed this post, but I did.
    This is a really unique piece. It looks right at home in your powder room.

  12. Wow – I’m speechless. This looks amazing. I would never have thought to use the dark wax, but it makes such a difference to the depth of the wood. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Sandra says:

    Such a beautiful piece. Love it <3

  14. Malory says:

    Do you know what size bolts your hubby used?

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Malory! We used 1/4″ bolts. The length will depend on the thickness of your wood. 😀
      Hope that helps!
      -Shayna

  15. Stephanie says:

    What did your husband use to cut the stakes ? I collect railway spikes to be able to do this project , but we weren’t sure what tool could cut through them ! Beautiful projects by the way !

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Stephanie! THANK YOU so much! My hubby used a drill and tap to cut and drill the stakes. He works in a welding shop… I hope that helps! 😀
      -Shayna

  16. Laura says:

    Im confused on jow to add the spikes? Im wirking in this project now. Please help. Do you hammer them in?

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Laura! To attach the spikes, we tapped and drilled them, then screwed them into the board. I hope that helps. 😀

  17. Just saw this on Pinterest and love it. I picked up 5 railroad spikes a few months ago for a different project but may switch to your shelf idea instead.

  18. JUDY IN TEXAS says:

    I LIKE THE RR SPIKE HANGUP. THE PIECE OF WOOD LOOKS GREAT AFTER THE STAINING AND WAXING. GREAT INFORMATION. I HAVE SEVERAL RR STAKES BUT NO WAY TO CUT THEM. CAN THIS BE DONE WITHOUT CUTTING THE SPIKES?

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  20. Lynda says:

    Of all your projects I’ve seen so far, this one is my absolute favorite! 🙂

  21. Angelique says:

    I absolutely love this & am wanting to make this same thing but can’t figure out what tools you would need to cut the railroad nail & drill into it making a hole for a screw? If you could share that process I’d be thrilled! Thanks!!

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you so very much! My husband worked in a welding shop at the time we built this. He used the shop equipment to cut the spikes, and then a drill and tap machine to create the hole a screw would thread into. I’m sorry that’s not more helpful…

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  23. Debora Cadene says:

    Love these!! Can you ask your husband what size drill bit he used to drill the hole into the pegs, and what size screw is used once it was tapped??? I’ve been drooling over these for some time now, and would love to create what you have. Thank you so much!
    Debbie.

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  25. Azelie says:

    Thanks for this inspiration! I’ve been meaning to get around to it for a long time, and I finally did! I still think the look of yours is simply to die for, but I didn’t have any access to amazing wood like yours!
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  26. joanne says:

    hello I hope you are well?

    I am interested in purchasing 60 of the railways sleeper hooks only to go straight onto a wall. Do you have these for sale without the rack? if yes how much are these?

  27. Kyle Auchtung says:

    This 8 year old post bout to get some more love.

    Awesome idea! I’ve been collections railroad spikes around our house with my daughter for a while.

    Bout to give this project a try. Hope mine turns out half as good as this one!

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