This project, which is a DIY shaker peg rail or coat rack, is extremely simple and requires only three tools: a miter saw, brad nailer, and a drill.
The item can be utilized for organizing one’s entryway by hanging keys, jackets, purses, dog leashes, or other items. Additionally, it is simple to modify the size of the item, should one desire to make it bigger.
To construct this coat rack, we utilized a 1×4 board and equipped it with five shaker pegs that are ½” in thickness.
How to Build a DIY Coat Rack with Shaker Pegs:
1. Cut two boards from the 1×4
To carry out the task, utilize a miter saw in order to cut two boards measuring 1×4 to a length of 25 inches.
2. Mark and drill holes for the shaker pegs
Begin by drawing a line through the midpoint of one of the 1x4s using a pencil. Proceed to mark a hole for each of the 5 shaker pegs along this line. Start from one end and mark the first hole at 3 3/4″, followed by the second hole at 4 1/2″. Repeat this process until all 5 holes are marked. Then, utilize a 1/2″ drill bit to drill the 5 holes for the shaker pegs, ensuring that the drill goes almost all the way through the 1×4. It is acceptable if certain holes end up going completely through. Next, test the fit of a peg in each hole, making sure they are not loose but can be snugly inserted.
3. Attach shaker pegs to coat rack
In order to proceed, begin by applying a small amount of wood glue around the lower part of the first peg. Next, insert the peg into the hole and secure it by using a hammer. If there is any excessive wood glue, promptly remove it using a damp paper towel.
Continuing with a step-by-step approach, proceed to repeat this process for the remaining shaker pegs.
4. Attach shelf to coat rack
Firstly, spread wood glue along the upper edge of the board with the pegs. Afterward, secure the other 1×4 at a right angle to it using 1 1/4″ brad nails to create the coat rack’s top shelf. Employ clamps to aid in keeping everything in position.
5. Prime and Paint the DIY coat rack with shaker pegs
Once the DIY coat rack shelf is constructed, the next step is to apply paint or stain. We opted to paint ours in Sherwin Williams’ Tricorn black. To begin, we applied a layer of primer, followed by two coats of paint.
What is your opinion on our DIY coat rack? It has been very helpful in keeping our entryway organized!
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