DIY Custom Thread Rack
Inspired by the many ideas out there on Pinterest for thread storage, I combined all my favorite features into the ultimate thread rack, 3” is a little deeper than most, but I like it since it gives more flexibility since it’s wide enough for jars and cone thread.
Mine Measures 34” wide and 40” tall and 3” deep based on the 1”x3” white pine I bought at Home Depot.
Materials I used:
- 2 - 6’ 1x3 White Pine Boards
- 3 - 8’ 1x3 White Pine Boards
- Drywall Screws
- Decorative Brass Corner Brackets
- Screw in D-Rings for Hanging
First map out what size you’d like it to be, and about how many shelves you’d like to divide that into. I thought I was going to be able to cram in more shelves than I did, so I ended up getting extra wood. I made my size divide well into the wood I bought, the inside dimensions of the shelves were 32” which meant exactly 3 per 8’ board, which kept it pretty easy.
With your cut boards on the floor and your objects in hand, determine where you’d like your shelves to be and mark them. I made that top shelf perfect for those great Crystal Light containers.
Drill pilot holes through the sides and the shelves (skinny wood=pilot holes) then screw together. We made the outside box then added the shelves. This part is tricky to keep square but take your time and you’ll get it.
Countersink any screws you need to and use drywall putty to cover them up, I’m a fan of the pink-dries white kind. I did 3 layers of putty to get the perfect finish. Caulk the seams before painting with ALEXA paintable caulk.
Once the putty is dry sand smooth, along with any other rough spots.
Wipe down with a tact cloth or damp paper towel.
Add your corner brackets, I did not make pilot holes for these. Be careful they can be tough to center perfectly.
Add your hanging D-Rings, I set mine at the junction of my top shelf so they’d be most hidden.
Protect your wall by adding electrical tape over the bottom of the D-rings, and felt bumpers to the back of the unit.
Hang. One side of mine hung with a drywall screw in a stud, for the other side we used a 75 lb. rated drywall anchor.
Fill to the brim with all your notions, and add little nails for bobbins if you’d like.
Couple more finished glamour shots: