I needed 15 of these little hangers, but I made a few extra (9) just in case I broke any.
These hangers will get glued on to the hanging slats, and will hold a 3/16” dowel rod
Earrings can be hung from the rod. The original design was to drill holes in the slats themselves, but…
1.) that’s a lot of holes to drill
2.) 1/4” was too thick to hang the earrings on (according to my wife when we were testing things out before I made the hanging slats).
I also like that it’s a little different design than what I’ve seen elsewhere too.
Since I don’t have a drill press, I used my post drill to ensure all the holes were square to the face. 37 holes (19 top row, 18 bottom row).
The pegs are 3/4” apart, and staggered top to bottom. They’re mini shaker pegs.
Since my post drill doesn’t have a formal depth stop, and I didn’t want to use a collar on the drill bit (namely because I didn’t have one the right size), what I did instead was count the number of cranks to get to depth after it started cutting wood. I used the post drills ratchetting mechanism to advance the bit. The number was 60, for the record.
It took about 40 minutes to drill all the holes.
After that all I had to do was drive in all 37 pegs. And then remove them all so I can glue them later.
Thanks for checking it out!