Super Easy Hanging Storage Boxes

Super easy diy hanging storage boxes.

For someone who has never built anything before, taking on a big project can be daunting so I’m sharing some simple plans today.  This is a good place to start because it gives you a chance to experience a lot of the different aspects and techniques that make you a successful builder on a very small scale.  You can use scrap 1/2″ plywood if you have it or spend very little on 1/4″ sheet and give it a try.  After all, If you can build a box, you can build practically anything!

I’ve included dimensions for boxes in three sizes.  Building instructions are the same for all three.

*You can use 3/4″ thick material instead of 1/2″ if you choose but you’ll have to reduce the width of the “wood colored” pieces by 1/2″.


  • Use wood glue and fasteners to secure “Wood Colored” pieces INSIDE the “white colored” pieces.
  • You can use pocket hole screws, wood screws or brad nails to experiment with all different methods but I would use simple brad nails for functional hanging boxes so the fasteners are invisible

12×12 box

Super Easy Hanging Storage Boxes

10×10 box

Super Easy Hanging Storage Boxes

8×8 box

Super Easy Hanging Storage Boxes

Add Cleat for hanging

  • The cleat is 1/2″ or 3/4″ plywood and fits inside the box at the top
  • Secure with wood glue an brad nails
  • This is how the box is secured to the wall — this is the same way base and upper cabinets are secured to the wall.

Super Easy Hanging Storage Boxes


  • Screw right through the cleat into the wall – hopefully hit a stud.  If no stud is behind where you want to hang it, use drywall anchors.  I never waste my time on plastic drywall anchors – I always use the metal, self drilling ones.

Super Easy Hanging Storage Boxes

Build a combination of sizes and cluster them together for a fun storage collection.  Would be perfect over the Apothecary Console Table – don’t you think?  :-)

Super Easy Hanging Storage Boxes


  1. I don’t understand how we’re supposed to glue the boards together. Do I just use glue?! do I nail the boards together? If not, how will they hold anything without breaking, since they’re just held by glue? Please explain, as I would like to try, but don’t find the directions so clear (for me). Thank you.

  2. What is the width of the boards?

  3. This is nice. I can see it in a bathroom for storage and visual interest.

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