D.I.Y. Home office display

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Project Overview

Bunnings magazine, June 2019

Organise your home office with this handy pegboard D.I.Y. project. It will not only provide you with extra storage space, but it also looks great!

 

Photo credit: Natasha Dickins & Cath Muscat.

Continue to step-by-step instructions

Step by Step Instructions

1 Cut the pine to fir your pegboard
2 Secure the pine
3 Sand and paint
4 Attach the D hooks
5 Thread the wire and hang it up
6 Your home office is complete
  • Step 1. Cut the pine to fir your pegboard

    Cut the pine to two lengths of 915mm and two of 526mm. Have the pegboard sheet cut in-store or use a handsaw to cut it in half to be 915mm high and 610mm wide, then arrange the pine pieces to fit the pegboard.

  • Step 2. Secure the pine

    Position the pegboard over the pine, edges flush, and attach it from the top with white screws, securing through the existing holes, with three screws evenly spaced down the long sides and two on the short.

  • Step 3. Sand and paint

    Smooth along the edges and corners with 180-grit abrasive paper, removing breakout around the screws. Wipe with a clean cloth to remove dust, then use a mini roller to apply two coats of white paint.

    Tip: When painting pegboard, use a roller for even coverage, but avoid overloading with paint to prevent the pegboard holes from clogging. It’s best to use a primer before applying strong colours, although it’s not needed for white

  • Step 4. Attach the D hooks

  • Step 5. Thread the wire and hang it up

    Thread framing wire through both hooks, doubling it over with 100mm extra, cutting with combination pliers and twisting the excess around both strands to prevent it unravelling. Hang the display on a wall hook to stop it tipping forward.

  • Step 6. Your home office is complete

    Be inspired by your new home office that is not only function but adds style to your working space.  

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Handsaw
  • Drill with driver bit
  • Combination pliers

Materials

  • Safety equipment
  • Measuring tape and pen
  • 180-grit abrasive paper with sanding block
  • Cloth
  • Mini roller with microfibre cover and tray
  • 3m length 42mm x 19mm dressed pine
  • 1220mm x 915mm x 4.8mm pegboard, cut in half
  • 20mm white countersunk timber screws
  • White paint sample pot
  • 2 D hooks
  • Framing wire

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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