As a DIY blogger, I’m always looking for fun ways to organize my materials (because let’s be honest, I have tons of them), and this office organizer is just the ticket. It’s a peg board and cork board wrapped into one, so in addition to storing materials, I can tack inspiration clippings up too! It’s made from simple materials that you may already have hanging around the house: a wood board, cork coaster + a wood dowel. And the clean, modern vibe makes it a fun addition to the office or cubicle. Read on for all the details on how to make one for your place!
- 1″ Thick wood board
- Skill saw
- Circular saw (optional)
- Electric drill
- 3/4″ drill bit
- Sand paper
- Picture hanger + screw
- White paint + paint brush
- 3/4″ dia wood dowel
- Spray paint
- 6″ dia Cork coaster
- Gel super glue
Cut your board into an isosceles triangle using a skill saw. The base should be about 23″ wide, and the height should be about 12″.
Mark the locations for the 5 pegs across the bottom of the triangular shaped board. The pegs shown are 1-1/4″ (on center) from the bottom, and 4-1/4″ (center to center) apart.
Using a drill fitted with a 3/4″ drill bit, drill the 5 locations for the pegs. Drill roughly 3/4″ of the way through the board.
Sand down all rough edges of the board as well as the openings of peg holes.
Flip the board over and attach the picture hanger towards the top point of the triangle with a small screw (less than 1″ long).
Mark every 2-3/4″ using a ruler and pencil on the wood dowel. Then use a circular saw to cut along your pencil lines creating five small pegs.
Spray paint pegs with two coats of paint.
Paint the triangular board with 2-3 coats of white paint. Don’t forget to cover the sides too. Don’t worry about fully painting the peg holes. They’ll be covered by the pegs.
Generously apply gel super glue to the back of the cork coaster and center it on the board above the wood peg holes. Press and hold firmly until affixed.
Place pegs in the pre-drilled holes. I didn’t glue them in because it seemed to be a pretty snug fit, but if they don’t fit super tight, feel free to add a little glue to the hole before attaching the pegs. And that’s about it! Hang on the wall and get organizing!