- 1 dowel rod (mine is one inch in diameter)
- 1 1×4 piece of wood (which will be cut down)
- power drill and spade bit the same size as your dowel rod diameter
- power saw or hand saw
- wood glue
- sandpaper or power sander
- strong tape (I used painter’s tape)
How to Make a DIY Peg Rail Organizer
To begin, use either a power saw or a hand saw to cut your 1×4 and dowel rod according to your preferred measurements. If you wish to recreate a peg rail similar to mine, you can opt for the following dimensions: 36 inches in length and 3.5 inches in width, with each peg measuring 3.5 inches in length.
First, decide on the number of pegs you wish to utilize. Then, evenly distribute them on the 1×4 that you have resized to your preferred dimensions and proceed to make pencil markings on each of them.
Next, utilize a power drill along with a spade bit matching the diameter of your dowel rod to establish the designated holes for the pegs, ensuring not to penetrate through the wood entirely. Be sure to leave a small amount of material for support in each hole, as demonstrated in the accompanying photographs. If needed, smooth any rough edges by sanding.
Afterwards, securely attach the flat board to the wall by drilling it in (if possible, locate the studs for enhanced stability), using the pre-made holes for the dowel rods. Only three out of the five holes were screwed in, as it provided sufficient strength.
Once the wooden dowels are inserted into the holes, utilize wood glue to firmly attach them. Afterwards, wrap them with tape, as shown in the picture, and allow them to cure for approximately 24 hours. Although taping them in this manner may not be the most expert approach, it was our chosen method and proved to be effective.
Please note that wood glue is extremely durable. Therefore, if your intention is to keep the organizer on the wall for an extended period (i.e. with the ability to easily detach it), you might consider using a less potent adhesive for attaching the dowel rods with screws to the wall. This will enable you to easily detach the rods and unscrew the organizer. However, it is important to consider the accompanying drawback that the organizer may not be able to support as heavy items. This is just something to consider.
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