HOW TO MAKE AN ORGANISATIONAL BOARD
61 x 122cm (24 x 48¼") plywood sheet, 12 or 18mm thick 4mm wood drill piece 18mm paddle drill piece 90cm (35½") wooden dowel, 18mm thick 50 x 8cm (19¾ x 31/ 8") timber, 1cm ( 3 /8") thick Magnetic primer (we used Rust-Oleum) Furniture paint (we used Rust-Oleum Furniture Paint in Dusky Pink, Mustard and Mineral Grey) 25 x 15 x 16cm (97/ 8 x 6 x 63/ 8") wire basket Washi tape Painter’s tape (we used FrogTape) Saw Sandpaper Paint brushes or rollers Strong thread Metal ruler
Ever fallen foul of Pinterestinduced studio envy? Us too. It’s time to seize a toolbox and take action. And whether you have a dedicated space for your crafting or not, you’ll be able to get your creative bits and bobs sorted with this versatile organiser board. Part pegboard, part magnetic memo board and part storage, it’s the made-by-me solution for anyone who wants to get handy with a drill.
You can customise the design to suit your needs, picking your favourite colours and deciding the size and shape of each section. The pegs can be rearranged and the whole board can be moved from room to room – ace for renters.
Using washi tape and the image as a guide, tape off three triangle shapes – a large one on each of the two long edges pointing inwards, and a small one on the short top edge pointing downwards.
To create the pegboard in the large triangle on the right, make a washi tape grid, spacing the parallel strips of tape 5cm (2") apart from one another.
Drill a pilot hole with the 4mm drill piece at every point where the tape crosses over, as shown.
Next, use the paddle drill piece to drill the holes big enough to fit the dowel. The pilot hole helps you drill a neater hole with less risk of the wood splitting.
Sand the edges of the drilled holes and the surface of the board smooth with sandpaper.
To create the pegs, use the saw to cut the dowel into 9cm (35/ 8") lengths. Sand the ends of the pegs smooth with sandpaper.
Make the two shelves by cutting the timber plank into a 17cm (6 ") and a 33cm (13") length. Sand the cut edges.
Apply painter’s tape along the outside edges of the washi tape, as shown. Remove the washi tape. This will ensure the painted sections will have neat edges. Make sure the tape is smoothed down completely so no paint can get in underneath.
Paint the magnetic primer on the large triangle on the left. Use the furniture paint to paint the large triangle pink and the small triangle grey.
Paint the shelves and pegs with the pink furniture paint.
Once the magnetic primer is dry, apply a coat of the yellow furniture paint.
Drill holes in the grey triangle to attach the basket, then string the basket up by tying strong thread through the basket and the holes, and knotting at the back. Insert the pegs and balance the shelves on top. For safety, we’d recommend tethering the board to the wall at the top before use.