Donut boards seem to be all the rage and when I decided to do a bagel bar at the baby shower, I figured why not make a bagel board? Same concept, right?
This bagel board was pretty easy to make. It was a little time consuming, but nothing difficult.
- Pegboard (I used a 4’x4′ sheet)
- Dowel that fit in pegs (I used 3/8″ dowels)
- 1’x2′ for two sides of the board (I used 8′ total)
- Foam roller
- Cut the pegboard to desired size.
- Cut the 1’x2′ boards to the same length as the two sides of your board. These will be the supports to keep the board taut so it doesn’t look flimsy or fall over. Drill them onto the sides. Make sure to use screws with paintable heads so that they will blend into the board.
- Paint the board. Use a foam roller to avoid having the paint build up in the pegboard holes. I needed two thin coats to avoid that and still cover the board well.
- Cut the dowel to desired length and paint them. I only wanted to put one bagel per dowel, so I cut them 2″ each.
- Decide on the spacing of the dowels. Using a rubber mallet, put the dowels in the desired holes. Depending on how much paint built up in the holes, you may be able to stick them in by hand, but using the mallet will ensure that they are in far enough to support the weight of the bagel.
And that’s it! I’d recommend constructing this at the location you plan to display it, as transporting it can be a little tricky. Although, it did fit in the back of my minivan fairly easily.
As far as displaying the bagels, I just put them up in a random order, but the possibilities are endless!