We are back again with another AMAZING group of projects for the Monthly Home Depot Gift Challenge (not associated with Home Depot… we just like them!). This month’s item was chosen by Shannon at Churchill DIY Mill. She picked the very popular Peg Board, and chose a project for anyone in the home! That includes me, right? I hope so because this month, I selfishly made myself a gift! Ever since I completed my Custom Craft Space I’ve been dreaming up a magazine holder slash tablet stand for my desk. Naturally, I put all both ideas together this month to create my Peg Board Desk Organizer!
Two 12″x9″ Pieces of Peg Board
Two 12″x5″ pieces of MDF
1/2″ wooden dowels
1/4″ wooden dowels
Spray paint (your choice of colours!)
Mitre Saw, Table Saw, and Drill Press
To start, if you don’t already have the right size, you may need to cut down your Peg Board to the correct 12″ x 9″ size. I choose that size because I knew it would allow me to hold my cell phone and tablet on the desk at the same time.
Next, adjust your table saw to a 30 degree angle to make the MDF cuts.
One of your two 12″ x 5″ MDF boards will act as the base. The other will be cut into three pieces. Cut the board at an angle at 1 1/4″, then 1 1/2″, and the final cut will be straight and cut to fit the base piece.
Use wood glue and the nail gun to hold the top boards in place.
Place the second board by measuring the space needed for the peg board that will be inserted. Mark where the board will be glued, and follow the same process as above to glue and nail the board in place. Repeat with the final piece of MDF.
My particular peg board plan also required pegs! To make these, I bought two different sizes of pegs. Then I (err…my husband, lol) drilled holes halfway through the wider pegs, using the drill press. Then he cut the smaller pegs to fit, and glued them into the larger dowels. We made 10 of these. Perfect!
We spray painted the base, and the peg boards white.
Then we spray painted the pegs teal – to match the colour scheme or the room already :)
Now you have a versatile, and functional desk organizer!! I love it so much already. I use it constantly!
It can act as a charging station for my phone or my tablet. I put my daily to-do lists on the post-its so that I can easily grab the list and cross items off as I finish them!
I can also adjust the placement of the pegs to hold whatever I deem necessary! Sometimes I like the tablet at the front. That way I can scroll through Pinterest for inspiration while I’m working :)
The boards are removable, if you want to just take off the front board to stare at the back board. And the pegs can be placed in the front or back peg board.
Above, I kept the pegs in the back board to hold up my tablet. Below, I removed the pegs and used the back as a magazine holder. Endless possibilities!
I’m so, so pleased to have another personal piece in my craft space!
I hope you found some inspiration from my desk organizer!
Click the images below to see some more AMAZING Peg Board projects below! I’m truly blown away by this talented group of bloggers!