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Rustic Farmhouse Mug Rack – Scrap Wood Series #7

If you’re just joining, welcome to the Bitterroot Scrap Wood Series!

Head over to Day 1 to catch the beginning of the shenanigans, as well as our exciting news.

Long story short – I’m sharing a new scrap wood project every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in May and this is Day 7!


Rustic Farmhouse Mug Rack

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This scrap wood project was inspired by coffee.

As all the best things are.

Oh, and also by Whitney and Ashley over at Shanty-2-Chic.

As also other best things are.

That sentence doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but you get my drift 😉

Anywayyys, it’s a great use of scraps and gives you a sleek spot for your mugs. Win. Win.


Tools & Supplies:

  • 12″ of 4 x 4
  • 5.5″ of 1 x 6
  • Spare Cove Moulding (optional)
  • Hooks


Step 1.

Cut your spare 4 x 4 at 12″ for the upright and a spare 1 x 6 at 5.5″ for the base.

Step 2.

Center the 4 x 4 on the base and attach with two 2″ screws and wood glue. Stagger the screws in opposite corners of the 4 x 4 for sturdiness.

I flipped the base over, marked the location of the 4 x 4 on the base, pre-drilled the screw holes, and then attached. Marking the location of the 4 x 4 helps determine where to pre-drill before attaching.

Step 3.

I had some extra cove moulding lying around, but it is completely optional. If you so choose, cut each moulding piece to 3.5″ at a 45 miter (short side). Attach with wood glue and finish nails.


Rustic Farmhouse Mug Rack


Step 4.

Sand and finish as desired.

I stained the rack with Minwax Special Walnut, let it dry completely, and then painted it with Rust-Oleum Heirloom White. Once the paint was dry, I scuffed the edges and corners with sandpaper to give it that great distressed look.

Step 5.

Add the mug hooks. Stagger them high and low to leave space for the mugs to hang.

I did double hooks, but in hindsight it makes way more sense to do single hooks. The mugs hang kinda funny with the double hooks … do as I say not as I do 😉


Rustic Farmhouse Mug Rack


Vwalla … beautiful mug decoration!


Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!




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Rustic Farmhouse Mug Rack

Rustic Farmhouse Mug Rack