The funny thing about having a newborn is that you sit on your bum. A lot. While doing all this sitting/feeding/nap holding and playing, I tend to think about upcoming projects and DIY’s I’d like to accomplish. We haven’t tackled a DIY in a few months and I’ve been itching to let our some creativity, enter the DIY peg rail. Addison loves to be swaddled and has more blankets than I’d like to omit so I thought a peg rail would be the perfect spot to hang his blankets. This project was very easy and can be accomplished in 30 short minutes (the best kind of project in my opinion). Below are the details on how to make this easy peg rail.
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- 1×6″ poplar board
- Shaker Pegs
- Screws/Drywall anchors
- Glue (optional)
We had Home Depot cut our poplar board to 5′ length so we didn’t even need to use a saw (so easy!). If you don’t have your board pre-cut at the store, you’ll need to figure out your desired board length and make a cut. After your board is the correct length, we then figured out the distance between each of the pegs. We measured out 8″ between each peg and 6″ from the ends to the first peg. Honestly, we could have placed the pegs closer together, but once Addison grows out of swaddle blankets, I’m sure we’ll use these hooks for something else. I wanted to ensure we have enough space between the pegs for whatever we decide to use this for.
After figuring out the spacing, Nate (he’s the real hero in this story), drilled holes into the poplar board for the pegs. He also drilled two additional holes on the ends, 3″ in, for the mounting screws. We used these pegs and were able to screw them into the poplar. If you will be placing something heavy on the pegs or want the pegs more secure, you can put a little glue in the hole before screwing in the pegs.
Once the pegs were screwed in, the last step is hanging the board on the wall. One screw hit a stud so we used one drywall anchor on the other end.
Seriously, this is the easiest project! What would you use a peg rail for?
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