Introduction: Quick Tie Rack

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Running out of time for a fathers day present or Christmas present? Bored out of your skull and need a new tie rack? This is the project for you! Using a bunch of things you just might have within 4 feet of you, we'll create a tie rack with 8 pegs that looks super cool! This was my first woodworking project, so I made it pretty simple and easy for everyone to do!

Step 1: Materials

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To build a quick tie rack, you'll need the following materials:

  • Wood Glue (Home Depot)
  • 2 #2 Pencils (OfficeMax)
  • 6''x4'' Wood (Home Depot)

You'll also need the following tools:

  • Coping Saw (Home Depot)
  • Drill w/ 1/4'' bit and depth measurements (Home Depot)

You're ready to get building!

Step 2: Pegs

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For our hanging pegs, we'll use the pencils, cut by a coping saw from the eraser end at 1'', 2.5'', 4'', 5.5'', and 7''. Once these have been cut, there should be 8 pegs, 1.5'' long each.

Step 3: Board

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For the hanging board, we'll drill 8 holes 1/2'' deep, with 4 along the top and bottom. There are no set measurements, so you can have fun and put the pegs in a pattern, if you want. Make sure the holes are 1/2'' deep - if you have a drill bit with measurements along its length, that'll be no problem. If you don't have that fancy of a bit, a piece of tape works superbly.

Step 4: Insert Pegs

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1/4'' is just a bit too small for the pegs, but we'll ensure a snug fit by filing down 1/2'' of each peg. This process is way easier if you put a peg into your drill, sticking 1/2'' out and use it like a lathe. Once your pegs are filed down, fill each hole with wood glue and insert the pegs. Once the glue has dried, go a head and paint it, but make sure to let the paint dry for 48 hours before using the rack.

Congrats, you're finished! This is a super-easy build guaranteed to make someone happy. If you enjoyed this project, I'd appreciate a vote or a favorite! This was my first woodworking project, and I have to admit, it turned out pretty well. Thanks for your time!

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