Ever wanted a peg rack? You know?? The boards with nice little pegs all lined up in a row that can be used for just about anything? I always did but was too worried they would be costly and difficult to make. I was wrong on both counts! Using upcycled wood and cheap wood pegs kept the project super cheap! Here are the details:
Break out your drill and a 1/2 inch drill bit (the perfect size for these consumer crafts pegs) and drill a hole all the way through your rail. Put a little glue on the inside of the hole (NOT on the peg) and simple stick the peg in the hole.
Before painting, line those puppies up again in order to make sure all your pegs are spaced exactly right. Once you have finished painting, RE-LABEL your boards with letters and numbers before moving them. Use a small piece of masking tape to write on or simply write on the back. Doublecheck your rails fit in the room, find the studs in your wall and nail directly into the studs through the rail.Frustrated with the nail holes? Cover the nail holes with covers or simply paint them your rail color!
I ended up painting the nailheads white to match the rails and then added a decorative washi tape stripe that covered them completely. The tape goes on vertically in groups of 2 or 3 stripes and I placed these randomly along the rails (even where there were no holes to cover up) for a fun and practical design boost.
Want more detailed instructions and photos of all that pesky measuring? The post link below has more info!!
Homemade Peg Rack With LOTS and Lots of Pegs! (Easy and CHEAP!)
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Published October 20th, 2013 7:00 AM
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