When I was organizing Shedquarters, I knew I wanted to get my thread up on the wall where I could see it. Previously, I jammed it all into a tiny drawer, and it wasn’t working out very well for me.
I initially thought I might purchase some thread racks. Then, one Saturday afternoon I was walking through our garage and stumbled across a piece a scrap wood that had a hole drilled near one end, and I realized I could easily make my own!
Basically, I took the piece of wood, sanded it down, painted it, and drove some nails into it. If you’d like to make something similar, here’s a list of the materials I used:
— Wood (I used a 1 x 6 board, that is about 30 inches long.)
— Paint (I used a combination of flat and high gloss black paint. I painted flat paint around the edges as a ‘frame’ and high gloss in the middle.)
— 3″ Nails (I got the “Bright Finish” kind, with small heads so my spools would easily slip onto them. They were smoother and shinier than the other nails I found at the hardware store.)
After I sanded and painted the wood, I marked where I wanted my nails to go. I determined I could fit 16 rows, of 3 spools wide. Then I used a small drill bit to make pilot holes for the nails.
This made driving the nails in much quicker and easier.
And that’s it! A super simple (and cheap) thread rack.