How to Build a Basic Shaker Peg Rail
Back to baby girl though...I miss her. A lot a lot. I miss the boys a bunch too, but as any nursing mama knows, you REALLY miss your baby. So in honor of pen-pen, today's project is her wall of Shaker peg racks full to brimming with dresses and caps! Join me as I show you how to make this functional design statement for pennies!
- Rails (Buy new wood or use recycled planks)
- Hot Glue or E600
- 1/2 inch drill bit and drill
- Spray Paint (or regular old paint, but spray is easier on the pegs)
- Nails, Hammer, Pencil and rulers (or any straight edge you can measure with)
- Decorative Washi Tape (I used THIS DESIGN in yellow and grey)
Instructions:Believe it or not, the most difficult aspect of this project is the measuring and keeping track of which "rail" is which! If you are simply doing one rail with 4-6 pegs, your job is a little easier, but I wanted a whole WALL of peg rails and I wanted to use recycled wood, so my job was a little more difficult. I decided to upcycle these slats of wood from the bottom of a bunkbed (the ones my boys completely collapsed right HERE -- they aren't monkeys or anything :) The wood pieces were sitting in the garage, in perfect condition, and I knew they were the perfect size for these rails I wanted to make, so I measured the wall space, organized smaller pieces and had my husband cut them to size. If you are buying wood new, they will cut it down for you at the store. Just make sure you know your measurements before going in! Any kind of wood, any size larger than 2 by 2 will work for a peg rail!
Tired of measuring and marking and preparing?? Well, you are almost finished, but you need to make sure your rails are lettered by row and position is you are working with multiple rails. They WILL get mixed up and you will be so very disappointed when your end project doesn't come together the way you saw it in your head, so make sure to measure, label, reorganize and DO IT AGAIN!
NOW comes the fun part! Break out your drill and a 1/2 inch drill bit (the perfect size for these consumer crafts pegs) and drill a hole all the way through your rail. Put a little glue on the inside of the hole (NOT on the peg) and simple stick the peg in the hole.
Did you miss any of the posts in our baby girl's nursery?