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I try to keep my craft room organized. Really I do! You may even remember some of the organization items I’ve made to keep neat and tidy. Like the labeled storage bins, the card catalog-type cabinet, and the paint storage shelf.
These all work great but I’m missing something. Something to hold the crafting tools that I use most often. You know, like scissors and such. Having a bin labeled “tools” just isn’t cutting it for me and it’s a real head ache every time I need to grab an often-used tool and I have to go rummaging around through all of my storage bins looking for it!
Here’s my solution. The last missing piece of my storage puzzle, I hope! I’m going to build a framed peg board. Not just any old peg board. A pretty, framed peg board. Does your craft area need one, too? How about we build one together. Me and you!
Here are the supplies that you will need:
- a piece of 2′ x 4′ peg board
- 1″ x 2″ x 6′ boards (4 of these)
- brad nailer (or hammer and brad nails)
- miter saw
- wood glue
- paint or stain to finish however you like!
The first step is two cut down the 1″ x 2″ boards to match the size of the peg board. Since my pegboard is 2′ x 4′, I cut two lengths of the 1″ x 2″ to 45″ and two lengths to 24″.
Then drill pocket holes in the ends of two of the frame pieces.
Assemble the frame using wood glue and pocket screws.
Here is the finished frame ready to attach to the back of the pegboard with the brad nailer or a stapler.
Now it’s time to choose the wood for the front frame. I decided on the rough 1″ x 3″ that I’ve had forever in wood pile. I cut them to fit the frame and miter cut the edges.
I think I’m going to go with a grayish stain on the frame. Since the wood is rough, I thought gray would give it the appearance of old, worn barn wood. I’m going to make you wait for Part Two to see what color I decided to paint the pegboard.
What DIY projects have you been working on? Since my workshop is in my basement, I go up and down those stairs more times than I could count.
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