A big sheet of MDF is 4x8ft and costs between $11 and $15. Most places will cut it up for you for free. And you can make something else out of the leftovers. We put up shelves in our basement with this stuff and I had some pieces left and this was one of them. Buy some 5/8 inch and 3/8 inch dowels.I got 4 of each but I didn’t have enough. I should have gotten 1more 5/8 and 2 more 3/8. I saw some at Dollarama after I bought mine at the hardware store. Three dollars for a container of various widths and there’s enough in there to finish the board. Figure out the spacing for whatever you’re going to use it for and mark where to drill the holes. I’m using it for thread and ribbons so I have 3 rows of holes 3inches apart and 3 rows 2inches apart.
Drill out the holes holding the drill as level as possible. You don’t want your pegs pointing every which way. Some of mine were a bit crooked. Make sure you use a drill bit that’s exactly the same width as the dowels.
Cut the dowels to the length you need. I made the thicker dowels 5.5 inches long and the thinner ones 4 inches long. Remember the board is .75 inch thick so once you stick them in the holes they’ll be that much shorter. Tap them in with a hammer.
It broke off level with the board. If that happens just drill it out again. Once all the pegs are in place, get someone to help you mount it onto the wall. Make sure it’s attached to the studs cause it’s pretty heavy.
Load it up and then you’re done. I didn’t think I had this much thread. I thought I’d have room for some of my scrapbooking things but I might have to make another one.