Whether you are a hockey fan or know someone who is, placing hockey sticks on the wall shows team support. The sticks are designed for easy handling on the ice. The shape and balance of the stick make it necessary to screw the hockey sticks directly to the wall. Whether the sticks are the older wood or newer fiberglass style, you must take measures to prevent the shaft from splitting during the hanging process.
Things You'll Need
- Wall anchor screws (optional)
- Small drill bit
- Wood screws (two per stick)
- Wood putty
- Fine sandpaper
- Clean cloth
- Paint that matches the hockey stick
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Check the wall for stud placement and mark the area with a pencil. Mark several studs on the wall surface if you are angling the hockey sticks. Place the hockey sticks against the wall so part of the shaft and blade are both over a wall stud. Mark the appropriate area on the stick with a pencil.
Drill a hole through the hockey sticks where they will hang. Drill one hole where the shaft covers the stud and another hole where the blade covers the other stud. Place the sticks against the wall and insert the pencil through the drilled hole to mark the wall.
Drill a pilot hole where you made the marks on the wall. Secure the hockey sticks to the wall with screws. Countersink the screws, sinking the head below the surface, at least 1/16th inch into the hockey stick.
Fill the holes in the hockey stick with putty. Allow the putty to dry and sand smooth with the surface of the stick. Wipe the area with a clean cloth.
Paint the filled holes to match the color of the hockey stick. Allow the paint to dry.