How to Hang Oar Paddles on a Wall Like a Pro

How to hang decorative oar paddles like a pro, without visible hardware.

oar on wall above headboard
The two Oars in my bedroom were mounted to the wall with a hanging method that is used in the sign industry.

How to Hang Oars & Paddles

how to hang oars
To hang oars or paddles on the wall like this does require to drill two holes in each oar (see arrows). First, make a template for each oar, then mark hole positions (same for both templates). Use the template to mark the hole positions on the oars. Drill the holes to the size of the threaded stud (we used 3 inch long, 1/4" thick).

hang oars with bolts
Here's a close up of the stud. About 3/4 of an inch goes into the oar. Make sure the holes you drill are a tight fit. We secured the studs (permanently) with wood glue. Once we found the perfect positioning, we taped the templates to the wall and drilled through the marked holes into the wall. Use the same size drill bit for this.

drill oars
To hang oars, simply push the studs all the way into the holes in the wall. It's a rock solid hanging method!

oars hanging on wall
If you love the clean look, use this method to hang oar paddles on the wall.