When I first showed my mom a picture of this accordion wall rack that I was attempting to make she said that EVERYONE used to have one of these years ago! Seems like great style always makes a come-back and these accordion racks are definitely at the top of many wish lists. I stumbled across this article on HGTV entitled ‘11 Stylish Ways to Use an Accordion Peg Rack that provides great imagery of where these accordion racks can be used in and around the home.
I decided to attempt making one of these and capturing the steps for this DIY wall hooks. This project is an intermediate one and proved a little harder than I initially anticipated, so hubby did assist somewhat.
What you need to make a wooden accordion wall rack?
- 10 x 6cm dowel sticks, 16mm in diameter (I had these cut to size at Timbercity)
- 4 x 20mm wide x 210mm long cover strips (I had these cut to size at Timbercity)
- 4 x 20mm wide x 400mm long cover strips (I had these cut to size at Timbercity)
- A measuring tape / Ruler
- Wood screws
- An Electric Drill and wooden drill bit
- Star Screw driver
- 2 x slotted hanger picture hooks, screws and wall plugs
- Wood stain (Optional)
If you would like a stained rack you need to stain all the wooden pieces before starting with the DIY steps below.
How to make an accordion wall rack?
- Using a measuring tape and pencil, make a mark on each of the cover strips’ ends 10mm from the end and 100mm from the side.
- For the longer, 400mm cover strips you will have to make a mark in the center of each as well.
- Drill a hole through each of the marks that you made using an electric drill.
- Place the ends of the shorter cover strips together and screw a wood screw from the back forwards through each of the cover strips, adding a dowel to the end of the screw.
- Repeat this process with the other 2 short cover strips, then the longer ones as well. Now combine the a long and short cover strip on the ends. For the long cover strips, you will add a screw to the overlapping middle parts as well.
- After completing the wall rack it is time to add some hooks to the back to hang it on the wall. Using some slotter hanger picture hooks and smaller wood screws screw the hooks to the top back of the rail.
Get creative styling your pretty new wall accessory!
If you enjoyed this DIY you will love this DIY couch armrest table by Lauren Kim.
Thank you to Melanie Wessels Photography who took these beautiful images for me.
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