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How to make a tie rack

This simple D.I.Y. tie rack is easy to make and a great way to keep your ties organised. Hang it on your wall or inside a cupboard door.

What You’ll Need:



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Step 1: Measure and Mark

Take your piece of pine and measure and mark out the points for your holes. You should be able to fit 5 hangers roughly 5cm apart.

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Step 2: Drill

Attach the hole-cutter bit to your power drill and drill holes at each of your marked points. Make sure the bit suits the width of your rod.

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Step 3: Cut the Rod

Use your handsaw to cut the rod into 5 pieces. Measure out 120mm lengths for each piece.

Handy Hint:
A mitre box is a handy tool to securely hold and cut small pieces of timber.

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Step 4: Sand Ends

Use your sandpaper and block to sand each rod at one end to make your pegs nice and smooth.

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Step 5: Glue Pegs

Apply some wood glue to each hole. Then gently hammer in the pegs. You can reinforce the pegs with a screw in the end, which expands it to fit the hole.

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Step 6: Paint

Once your pegs are securely in place, you’re ready to paint or stain it any colour you like. Make sure you add a couple of coats of paint for the best finish.

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