Does this look familiar?
Do you, too, have two or three garments per peg, straining to remain in place? Have you ever done “the coat mash” to get juust one more jacket up there? (It works until someone walks by and brushes up against a sleeve, then–avalanche!)
Tell me I’m not the only one who hasn’t seen her backpack in six months even though it’s in there. Somewhere.
I decided it was past time for more pegs.
I measured the maximum wall space and cut a board about 4 inches wide to the length I wanted and sanded it smooth.
Then I measured in about 2 inches from each end and marked spots for pegs about 6 inches apart and about an inch from the top edge of the board.
I put another row of marks for pegs an inch from the bottom edge, also 6 inches apart, but staggered between the top peg row.
My store-bought shaker-style pegs have 1/2″ bases, so I drilled holes at the marks with a 7/16″ bit for a snug fit, glued the pegs and tapped them in with a mallet. Okay, I used a hammer, but you should use a mallet.
I rubbed it all down with linseed oil and mounted it on the wall with screws drilled into studs once it was dry. Paint would also be nice.
I knew I had a backpack!
P.S.: The old rack works great remounted way down below the new rack for the tiny people to reach their own coats–even more space!