Sunday, May 14, 2017

Details on our DIY Giant Pegboard!


Hello! This pegboard has been up for almost a week and I have some good news.  It hasn't fallen off the wall and Mack hasn't taken one thing off the bottom shelf!  Win-Win!  We used {Vintage Revivals Tutorial} as a guide, but tried a couple different things.  I am not totally convinced my changes were easier/better so if you decide to do this project you'll have to make that call!


Here are the 2 things we did differently {make sure you read Vintage Revivals tutorial first, it's AWESOME}:

1.  We decided not to use a normal pegboard as a hole guide.  I saw this as an unnecessary cost.  The normal pegboard sheet was $18 and its only purpose was to mark where all the holes go.  I preferred to buy more decor for the shelves with that money!  Now if you don't mind the expense, having the normal pegboard would've made the project easier.

2.  I would say the two hardest parts of the project were drilling perfect 90 degree angles {so your dowels/shelves aren't crooked} and then, drilling 96 of them.........  I thought Vintage Revivals method for drilling perfect angles was great but I thought I had a better idea.  Not sure if I was right... 


I really wanted to do this project all on my own but I wasn't able to keep the drill steady with our guide we made from a 2x2.  Thankfully, Tall Tan Man has a steadier hand than me and was able to drill the 90's with our guide.  All of the measurements were kept the same like I was using a normal pegboard then I marked both sides of my plywood every 6 inches {after the initial 3 inch mark}.  Then Tall Tan Man drilled away!  We definitely recommend using a 1″ Forstner Drill Bit!


Please let me know if you have any questions!  This project is very doable and took us only two nights to complete.  Good luck!!!

{Leslie}

6 comments:

  1. Super cool! Love how you made your own peg board. May have to enlist my husband to do the same. Visiting from Totally Terrific Tuesday party.

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  2. What a good idea... and a unique look. :)

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  3. I love this pegboard so much! So thrilled to include it in my DIY Favs for the ORC. Congrats on a great makeover. Susie from The Chelsea Project

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  4. I love your peg board. This will be my feature for Totally Terrific Tuesday tomorrow. Also don't forget we have an Instagram challenge going on #tuesdaydwellings. You can read about it on my Instagram page @savvyapron. Come join us.

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  5. Great tips Leslie - it turned out great! I'll be featuring your fabulous giant peg board this Wednesday at House of Hollingsworth Blog. xx

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  6. Can I ask how you mounted it to the wall?? We are wanting to build one for my daughters playroom but can’t figure out how it’s mounted to be sturdy and safe!

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