A long weekend, to my husband and I, usually involves some sort of DIY project! We had an empty wall in our living room that was in desperate need of some attention… and we are always wanting more storage. In need of a solution that took up minimal space, but that could add more functionality to our living room a wall mounted shelf/ desk seemed like a good idea!
This peg board styled shelf/ desk is so simple to make and can be easily customized!
We used (2) 30″ w x 70″ h plywood boards, but this can easily be adjusted to better suite your room.
These holes were drilled 6″ apart @ 1 1/4″ diameter.
A little bit of sanding to smooth the top of the drilled holes and prep for painting.
We mounted (3) 1 x 4’s horizontally to the wall and then mounted the (2) plywood boards to those. This minimizes the amount of holes going into the wall and also create the space behind the boards for the end of the pegs to rest.
Add a little paint…
After you have your boards mounted and painted it is time to start cutting dowel rods to create ‘pegs’. These dowels are 12″ l x 1 1/4″ diameter. You may need to take a mallet to make sure the dowels are all the way through the holes and touching the wall behind.
Here is where you can really get creative! Time to decide the quantity, length and placement of shelves. We added a curved section to one of our shelves to create a deeper work space.
To support the deeper section (desk) of the shelf Brian added this extra support.
And… there it is!!!
This has been a great place to organize and work on all incoming projects! I plan on turning the space above the desk into an inspiration board… actually I want the whole thing to turn into an inspiration board! I’ll share more photos as the desk evolves!