DIY Peg Rail Coat Rack
- 1x8x6 Poplar board
- 1 inch dowel rod
- Zinsser Primer
- Behr Paint
- Wood Glue
- Sand paper
- Drill press
- Chop Saw
- Paint brush
We found the middle of the board at 3 5/8 inches. Then I decided I wanted 10 pegs and I wanted the pegs to be 4.5 inches in from edge of the board and 7 inches apart. Then we marked along the board so we could start drilling peg holes.
We decided to do keyhole slots to hang the peg rail flush on the wall. You could also drill screws straight to the wall if you don't mind seeing the screws on the face of your board.
Tip: Shut off router before pulling it out of the wood.
If you don't use a 1 inch board you may want to adjust this length.
I brushed glue inside the peg hole and on the very end of the peg. Then I immediately put the peg in the hole and wiped off any glue that came up to the top of the board with a slightly damp paper towel.
Once all the pegs were glued in place I Iet them sit for 24 hours to make sure the glue was set.
I always use a primer before painting. I started by priming the back of the rail and then all the pegs. I finished by priming the edges and flat portion of the board.
I love it and wish we would have made it sooner.
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LINDA on Feb 14, 2020
WELL !!! perferct timing......hubby is putting up beadboard in our new laundry room (well, "new house" for us...)....I NEED this pegboard idea and I've just bought the 41" Laundry sign like yours (Kirklands), so I'm just going to have to "steal" your ideas!! Excellent plan....thank you for great info and inspiration....love it!!! YAY!!! for empty nesting!