Easy Peg Rack

by Meg
8 Materials
1 Hour

The perfect simple rack for a small entry way does exist! I recently wallpapered this small garage entryway and had taken down my old clunky coat rack.

I wanted something sleek, modern, and low profile and this fit the bill perfectly.

1. Measure

First, you want to measure your space.

2. Cut board and sand.

Cut board to desired length and sand smooth.

3. Cut dowel rod.

Cut dowel rods at a 30 degree angle, about 3 inches long. You totally don’t have to do these at an angle. They can be straight. I just feel that the upward angle helps to hold things a bit better. I used 5 pieces. Sand these too.

4. Measure and mark for pegs

Measure and mark where your pegs will go. Mine are about 4 inches apart.

5. Attach pegs

Attach pegs to board with 1.5” screws.

I left mine natural but at this point you could stain or paint.

6. Find studs!

Get ready to attach it to the wall! First, find your studs. If you don’t put it into studs, then you will need to use some strong anchors.

7. Attach to wall.

Insert first screw.

8. Level

Make sure your rack is level. My stud finder has a level on it. If you don’t have a level, you can measure from the floor up and make sure that way.

9. Attach other side.

Insert second screw.

10. Hang stuff

Hang your things! Hats, book bags, purses, coats. Whatever you want!

Thats it! Hang your things and admire the view. Mine usually doesn’t look this pretty. It actually has dog leashes and backpacks on it, but at least it’s cute for the picture!

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  • CJ CJ on Oct 23, 2020

    Where is your wallpaper from?

  • Pamela Pamela on Oct 29, 2020

    Where did you get your blind from.

  • Leslie Leslie on Oct 30, 2021

    Great idea and thank you for sharing. I was thinking that a hole of the size of dowel used could be made at an angle so that the dowel could be glued into the hole making the peg more sturdy. Your samples of things to hang are light. I am thinking that if the rack is used for heavier objects that the screw may not be sturdy enough?? Just a thought. A peg rack similar to this is on my to do list and was wondering how sturdy it is to use screws rather than make an angled hole in the board and sliding the cut dowel into them.

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  • Ella Ella on Oct 28, 2022

    Eye candy indeed, especially coming out of the garage it looks clean and modern, great job on the peg rack, you could use peg racks throughout the entire house.

  • P P on Oct 28, 2022

    be sure 'pegs' are short enough they don't break a window when door is 'flung ' open - the only way we kids ever knew how to open a door!