this summer when we were building out our shoppe, we were super lucky to have many talented and generous friends around to help. one of them was our favorite master woodsman/metalsmith anand gowda of gravy service. he completely blew us away when he whipped up the ‘cabinet of curiosities” and cash wrap for our store (grace took some great shots of them during her visit last week). well, we had some material left over from that project, so we thought we’d reuse it in an attempt to squeeze out some useful space in our apartment’s skinny little hallway. anand was kind enough to help us with the design and the cuts for this pegboard magazine rack/entry way organize-a-majig. just click “read more” for the full instructions!
derek & lauren
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 sheet of pegboard
1″ x 1″ pieces of wood for the frame
a piece of wood for the shelf
3″ screws to attach the frame to the wall
1 1/2″ wood screws to attach pegboard to frame
Stud finder (optional)
1. Decide what size wall unit works for your space and cut the wood (or find an Anand to cut it for you). Our pegboard was 51” x 37” with a 53” x 6 1/2” shelf. We cut the pieces of 1” x 1” to make a frame we could mount flush to the back of the peg underneath the shelf (top and bottom were 49”, the sides were 37”).
2. Center the top length of 1″ x 1″ underneath the shelf, and attach it using 1 1/2”screws. (Remember to pre-drill ALL your holes).
3. Decide how high you want to mount the shelf. Find the studs in the wall and secure the shelf to the wall . Use a level to make sure its, um, level.
4. Attach the side pieces, again using that level.
5. Finally attach the bottom piece of the frame. (see process shot)
6. Hold the pegboard piece in place on the frame, and mark where you want to put screws with a pencil. We put 5 in the top and bottom, and 3 in each side.
7. Pre-drill all the holes and attach the pegboard to the frame using 1 1/2″ wood screws.
8. Attach pegboard hooks (sideways) to the peg and stretch bungee cords between them so they’re taut enough to hold up your magazines and newspapers.
9. There are tons of fun pegboard accessories out there. We found a couple that were perfect to hold our keys, umbrella… whatever we need as we’re running out the door.