Build a Cute Shelf Inspired by a Catalog Retailer
Here is another PB Teen item I hacked – the Beadboard Peg Shelf. This shelf cost me less than $20.00 to build! This would be a great Christmas gift or a baby shower gift and it would also be fabulous in another color!
- 1- 1×6 at 6′
- Scrap piece of beadboard at 5-1/2″ x 30″
- 1 – 1/4″ x 3/4″ trim at 4′
- Wood Glue
- Brad nailer and brads – 5/8″ & 1-1/4″
- 4 – drawer pulls
- Sawtooth hangers or soda can tabs (for hanging)
Cut the pieces as follows:
- 2 @ 1x6x30″
- 1 @ 5-1/2″ x 30″ beadboard
- 2 @ 1/4″ x 3/4″ x 5-1/2″ trim with one end mitered
- 1 @ 1/4″ x 3/4″ x 30″ trim with both ends mitered
Start by cutting all of the pieces. Sand only the shelf piece, as the others do not have to be sanded yet.
Since I had a narrow scrap of beadboard, I had to use three pieces and butt them together. I applied glue to the bottom board, place the beadboard, then secured with 5/8″ brad nails.
I repeated the process until all of my beadboard pieces were in place.
Next, I glued the longest trim piece (with both ends mitered) at the bottom of the beadboard, then secured in place with 5/8″ brad nails. I added the side trim pieces in the same manner.
Drawer pulls are used on the front of the shelf for hanging a sweater, a purse, or a diaper bag. I marked the placement of the holes for the pulls using a pencil, then drilled the holes.
I used Dry Dex to fill in the nail holes, seams where I pieced the beadboard, and any knots or imperfections. Once it was dry, I sanded with 220 grit sand paper. I hope the seams won’t show once the shelf is painted!!
I ran a bead of glue on the underside of the shelf piece and held the beadboard piece there for a little bit – it is hotter than Hades here and I knew the glue would set up a little so I could nail the shelf to the beadboard. (Using 1-1/4″ brad nails!)
I took the shelf inside and painted it. (If I did it outside, it would dry way too fast in this heat and have a funky texture!) I used Behr Ultra Premium Plus in Ultra Pure White Satin, then I sealed it with Rust-Oleum Ultimate Polyurethane in Matte Soft Touch.
I didn’t have any knobs in my stash so I bought new ones and inserted them through the holes.
I’ve been trying to find ways to use the things in my projects that I already have at home. I decided to use soda can tabs as the hanging hardware for the shelf. I positioned them on the back, then positioned a washer and screw to hold the tab to the back of the shelf.
What do you think? If you have any questions regarding these plans, let me know!