Wooden peg rails can be found in many stores at different price points. While some may be less expensive, none are as cheap as the one we created ourselves. Additionally, it is always satisfying when you can personalize the size and color to match your space. Absolutely!
DIY Wood Peg Rail Organizer
In order to determine the length and number of pegs you desire, make a trip to Home Depot. At Home Depot, purchase a 1″ x 2″ oak wood board, available for purchase by the linear foot at a rate of 2 feet for $0.81 per foot. Additionally, obtain an oak dowel with a 3/4″ diameter to match. The advantage of this project is that you have the freedom to choose the sizes according to your preferences.
To assemble the rail of pegs, you will only require two tools: a miter saw (or a simple miter box) and a drill equipped with a 3/4″ spade bit. Additionally, it is necessary to have a bottle of wood glue.
To begin, measure the preferred length and trim the 1″ x 2″ board accordingly. If there is a small area that needs to be filled and the intention is to utilize the rail for holding hand towels and small cleaning supplies, opt for a length of 16″.
You will receive four peg hooks in total, therefore, divide a section of the dowel into four equal, two-inch pieces.
To insert the pegs, employ the drill and the 3/4″ spade bit.
To establish the spacing on the rail, start by determining the desired amount of space on each end and marking it accordingly. Next, measure the distance between the two endpoints and ensure balanced spacing by dividing it by three. Alternatively, you can position the pegs precisely at the center of the rail.
To complete the assembly, the wooden pegs are inserted using wood glue.
When going through this process, it is important to take note of the wood grain on the end of the peg.
One option is to apply weight on top of the pegs as the glue sets and dries, alternatively, you can allow everything to cure overnight. The pegs offer great stability and seem quite sturdy for supporting various items like cleaning tools, towels, wet clothes, or a jacket.
To secure the rail of hooks, you have two options. The first option is to use two large picture hanging Command Strips that can support up to 16 pounds of weight. Alternatively, you can drill through the rail and attach it to the wall using screws.
Before you install it, you have the option to swiftly apply a natural finish to the rail in order to harmonize with the other wooden shades present in the room. Alternatively, you may opt to paint or wax it according to your preference.
ADVANTAGES OF WOOD FURNITURE
In the past, furniture was typically made from wood. However, with the industrial revolution, furniture made from materials like steel, aluminum, glass, and plastic started to emerge. While these new materials may have transformed the furniture industry, wood remains an essential material in furniture manufacturing. Wood not only lasts indefinitely but also possesses a timeless quality. Regardless of whether it is a family room’s armoire or a dining room’s chair, manufacturers of wooden furniture skillfully blend enduring charm and durability with a modern or rustic style.
The undeniable benefits of wooden furniture can be observed when it is juxtaposed with furniture made from steel or glass, as the wood’s inherent beauty brings warmth and character to any room.
Wood furniture is known for its strength and durability, requiring little maintenance. It is a natural material that can withstand spills and scratches, lasting for generations with minimal care. Maintaining wood furniture is easy, simply wipe the surface with a wood cleaner regularly and avoid letting water or dust settle for long periods. Adding wood furniture to a room can completely transform its appearance, bringing elegance, charm, and sophistication. While solid wood furniture may have a higher initial cost, its value surpasses other materials used in furniture manufacturing. The natural grain of wood ensures each piece is unique. Although initially more expensive than lower quality materials, wood furniture provides long-lasting benefits. Depending on your budget, you can choose furniture made from softwoods like pine or opt for harder, more exotic woods. Wood furniture can also be modified over time to give it a new life. By sanding, staining, or painting, you can refinish wood furniture and achieve a fresh new look.