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« on: December 31, 2007 12:56:37 AM »

I needed a place for all the thread I have collected over my years of sewing and the cardboard box I had them in just wasn't working so I made this:


It is made of a piece of standard silver pegboard measuring 2' x 4' and (I think) 128 3.5" screws and washers, all of with you can get at any hardware store.

Simply put 1 screw in to every third peg hole (you don't want them any closer than that trust me, it is a huge pain in the ass to take them out again) and screw the washer down as far as it will go to keep it in place, then skip one or two rows (both work fine) and repeat the process.  The whole project, including hanging it took me about 45 minutes to and hour and it would have taken less if I had had someone help me hold it in place while I hung it (it's kind of heavy when it's finished).   

I was thinking of also putting a big gilded frame around it but I couldn't find one in the correct size and I was WAY too cheap to have one made custom.

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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2007 05:10:05 AM »

Thank you!

I've been thinking about what to do with my basket-o-thread (that's impossible to find anything in and is a huge mess!). I like that I can do this myself without bodily harm...and it can match my pegboard (that is framed, like you suggested!), like this:

Since I'll have to hang it on my bookshelf (not much wallspace, just windows and doors, ugh), I'll probably hinge it, too:

Thanks for doing my thinking for me...I couldn't get beyond "drill a million holes in plywood, cut a million 2-inch pieces of dowel..."!


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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2007 05:11:44 AM »

OMGOSH= THAT is what I need! Thanks for the inspiration. Grin I can't wait to get started on my craft room in February!

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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2007 05:39:01 AM »

Holey crap.  You have a ton of thread.  I wish I had some of that.... That is a great idea though.
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2007 05:59:46 AM »

Excellent idea!  I need to do this - I have well over 100 spools of thread, and storing them in a box drives me crazy.

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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2007 08:26:21 AM »

That's awesome!  I love peg board, but haven't actually done anything with it in, like, 15 years.  15 years!  Have a been an adult that long?! 

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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2007 08:49:42 AM »

I love this idea. For over the past 2 months, I had plans on buying pegboard. But maybe starting with the new year I will actually buy some.

« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2007 09:00:03 AM »

That is such a great idea! (hits bookmark and this rocks)
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2007 12:18:32 PM »

Just for clarity - those are nuts, not washers.  Smiley

When I read washers I was really confused how you got them to stay put.  Undecided  I have learned all of this from my machinist husband when I stumble into the wrong thing. Also, if you are asking the helpful hardware guy. make sure to tell him metal screws - not wood screws (wood screws have points).

Super idea though - I will probably steal it (which is why I was so concerned)
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2008 06:16:17 AM »

I love this idea.  Just showed it to DH and he is actually willing to make it for me.  I could do it myself, but I never pass up an offer when he is willing to help.  I like the frame idea and might paint the pegboard to match the room. Thank you for sharing this great idea.
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