Pallet Pegboard Wall for RyobiNation Treedition

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Build a pallet wall pegboard system for easy storage!  

Hello!  Welcome back, hope you had the best weekend ever!  

Have you been loving the oversized pegboards?  By oversized, I mean the pegs and matching holes are oversized (not necessarily the pegboard itself - although I'm good with everything being oversized too).

Like this one from Kreisdesign

I love how you can switch up the pegs to make the project useful for all season.  What a fun way to do an advent calendar!

And you can group them together to make a storage wall system, like Land of Nod did.

So when Ryobi challenged me for their Treedition project - to create a non-tradditional tree, that can be reused, I instantly thought of the pegboard!  I could arrange the shape of the pegs in a tree shape for Christmas (or a mantle), and then rearrange the shape for storage or decor throughout the year.

But I didn't just want to take a piece of plywood and drill holes in it - you don't need me for that.  I wanted to find a way to make the project beautiful with or without shelves, and inexpensive and lightweight.  And I wanted it to be BIG!

I've always wanted to do a pallet wall in my own home, so I decided to marry the two ideas.  

What happens when the pallet wall says I do to the pegboard?

This happens!

And I change my mind, and this happens!

I am so happy with this project!  Not only is it beautiful and functional - those holes are backed by a board, so there is absolutely no wobble on any of the pegs - but it was easy and inexpensive to make!  I used cedar fence pickets stained different colors instead of pallet boards for a safe and accessible way to get the pallet look.  And did I say inexpensive yet?  This entire project cost me about $40!!!

I can't wait to transform this project into an entryway, a library, a Christmas card display, an advent calendar ... you just might not see me for a couple of days while I play pegboard shelving in the playroom!

And if that wasn't enough, check out this system of organizers that Pottery Barn sells to hang from pegboards.  

Might have to DIY a few of those organizers too!

So are you ready to make your own?  Since I did this project for RyobiNation, pop on over and check out the tutorial so you can build your own!!!






General Instructions

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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