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Twig Peg Rack with Conan

Create a rustic peg rack out of a white birch branch. You need only a few tools and someone to assist you. And remember, when selecting a branch, look for one that has already fallen off the tree.

Twig Peg Rack with Conan

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television

materials

  • 2-inch-diameter birch branch or other suitable branch

  • Small pruning shears

  • Small saw

  • #6 countersink bit

  • Two 2 1/2-inch #6 wood screws

  • Two 3/8-inch wood plugs

  • Rubber mallet

steps

  1. Select branch, making sure the main branch has several smaller twigs, which will serve as the "peg hooks."

  2. Using pruning shears, trim the smaller twigs to 2 to 3 inches. Using a small saw, cut the branch to desired length, and remove any branches on one side (you'll need a flat side to hang the rack).

  3. To mount the peg rack vertically, use a countersink bit, and drill one hole near the top of the branch and one near the bottom. Use 2 1/2-inch screws to attach the peg rack to the wall. Using a rubber mallet and wood plugs, cover the screw holes.

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