Beadboard shaker peg coat rack progress

If you didn’t catch the original post on this project, I’ve been building a mega, coat-rack-of-all-coat-racks in our garage. My goal is to add some serious storage for all our jackets, backpacks, etc., considering we have absolutely zero closets on our ground floor.

I started by adding a swath of beadboard wallpaper on the wall next to our garage entrance.

Beadboard-wallpaper

Next, I installed two inexpensive shaker peg coat racks over the wallpaper – a higher one for adults and a lower one for the kids – that I ordered from this Etsy shop.

I added 1×3-inch pine boards on the left and right sides of the coat racks. I also added a 1×3-inch board on the bottom to serve as a baseboard.

Garage-pegboard-coat-rack

All the boards I used for this were scrap pieces I already had on hand. (Major thrifty points scored here!)

I ripped a piece of scrap plywood for both the shelf and the board above the top coat rack using my new favorite tool, the Ryobi® 10-inch portable table saw. I’m happy to report no fingers were lost in the process. 🙂

Using-Ryobi-table-saw

I made my own shelf brackets out of the remainder of the scrap plywood. These I cut out on my miter saw.

Plywood-corbel

I used a piece of leftover window/door casing for the decorative trim below the shelf.

To hide the unsightly, raw edges of the plywood (and the screws in the shelf brackets), I ironed on a strip of birch veneer.

Iron-on-birch-veneer

Birch-veneer-over-plywood

Next, I’ll sand the rough spots, caulk and level all the holes, and prime and paint. I’m hoping to share the finished project with you next week.

The coolest part of this whole thing has been the fact that I did it all.by.myself from start to finish, without asking for any help or advice. Yesssss!!!

Special thanks to Ryobi for providing me with the table saw necessary to complete this coat rack. As always, all opinions, projects, and blood, sweat and tears are 100-percent mine.  

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