You can have the timber pre-cut at your local Bunnings store. We cut two pieces of Tasmanian oak (90mm x 19mm) for the shelf and mounting board, and had our 35mm x 2.4m Tasmanian Oak dowel cut into 5 x 100mm pegs.
Take the length of dowel and cut one end at 90 degrees with a mitre saw. Re-set the saw to 10 degrees. Measure and mark the dowel to 100mm and make the cut. Repeat this process for each of your pegs.
Use a 3mm drill and countersink bit to pre-drill the holes for screws to secure the dowel.
When attaching the mounting board, position the countersunk holes to the back. Make sure the edges are square, then apply glue to one edge and secure using a fixing gun. Fix one end, then repeat the process at the other end. Wipe away any excess glue as you go.
Clamp a dowel peg securely to your work bench, with the angled end facing out. Use a 2mm bit to drill about 20mm into the centre of the peg, then repeat for each peg.
Sand back the shelf and dowel pegs using an orbital sander, with 120 grit pads. Then hand sand the pegs using 180 grit sandpaper for a nice, smooth finish.
Drill the 40mm screw until it pokes through the backing board. Apply some glue to the dowel. Then align the hole in the dowel with the screw and fix it off. Repeat the process for all dowel pegs. Once screwed in, twist each dowel so that it faces upward.
Once all your pegs are in place, fill any holes with putty, leave to dry and lightly sand. You can then give the shelf a coat of paint to match your décor.
When the paint has dried, attach the shelf to the wall using the appropriate fixings. Now you can hang your bags, hats and scarves on the dowel and put your favourite things on display.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. 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.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.