Is This Idea Even Better than a Peg Board?

Is This Idea Even Better than a Peg Board?

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Lisa Freedman
Feb 28, 2017
(Image credit: Camille Storch)

We love a peg board around here. In fact, we're going to be covering all things peg board this entire month. But just as we were about to dive into them, we came across this amazing photo by Camille Storch, a beekeeper and the blogger behind Wayward Spark.

It's basically a custom bulletin board/peg board for her impressive (and heavy!) cast iron collection.

For about 10 years, Camille and her family lived in an off-the-grid cabin in the woods (think: the original tiny house before tiny houses were cool). The kitchen was, not surprisingly, also small, but she realized that even with limited cabinet space she could hoard cast iron pieces if she hung them on the walls.

A little more than a year ago, the Storch family moved into a larger house with way less character — and actually way less hanging space in the kitchen because traditional cabinets line the walls.

The Storage Solution

This board is a solution to two issues. For one, Camille didn't want to hide her cast iron collection behind cabinet doors, despite having so many of them. Secondly, she hates decorating. "Like, the whole idea kind of terrifies and stumps me," she admits.

There was this giant blank wall just outside of the kitchen proper, and she certainly didn't want to have to start looking for artwork to hang there.

"My in-laws are professional custom woodworkers, so I asked my father-in-law to put together a board that would cover most of the wall," she says. "Before we mounted it, we laid it down on the ground, arranged my pans to fit, and then put screws in for hanging."

The resulting product is made of pine, probably leftover in the shop from some other project. It's jointed together and framed — and screwed into the studs in quite a few places for extra stability.

Just like that, Camille could hang her cast iron again. And she didn't have to do any real decorating.

Thanks for reading Kitchen Hang-Ups! It's a new column on the site, meant to give you all sorts of ideas for things to hang from your walls — or even the ceiling.

See more of Camille's adventures in beekeeping and cast iron collecting: Wayward Spark

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