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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.

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 Test.
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