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DIY Blanket Peg Rail

In our family room we have a large basket filled with our throw blankets, but our family room is also in our downstairs which tends to get damp in the summer even with dehumidifiers going constantly.

When I was taking blankets out to wash one day they just didn’t seem fresh. Being shoved in a corner in a basket wasn’t allowing for a ton of airflow.

I was thinking about how I could store the blankets out of the basket, have them easily accessible but also look cute.

I thought about a blanket ladder, but I didn’t really want to go that route. Then it came to me. I could build a big peg rail but for blankets.


  • 1 1/4″ dowel
  • 2×6 board as long as you prefer
  • Stain of choice
  • Wood Glue

Because I wanted to hang this vertical I knew I would need the pegs to have an angle. To find that angle I simply held the dowel up to the board and then marked when I found the perfect angle.

Using my miter saw I moved the blade to follow the angle of my mark.

I cut 5 pegs at 6 inches, then cut the other end straight so they were 5″ long. This way I didn’t have to keep moving the blade back and forth.

I measured the layout and marked where each peg would go.

I stained everything in Special Walnut by Minwax.

Once the stain was set, I used wood glue to glue each of the pegs on making sure they were lined up and straight. You can see my professional set up how of how I held them in place here.

Once dry I hung it on the wall by screwing in right into the stud. It turned out perfect!

This was a super simple DIY that is also very functional!

dining room pictured with links to projects