For such a easy product, a peg rail can remedy a stunning variety of storage issues. It can simply maintain a mountain of coats, in addition to varied different necessities — hats, luggage, umbrellas, brooms.

“It’s a really smart object to have in the home,” mentioned John Arndt, a founding father of Studio Gorm, a product design studio in Eugene, Ore.

Consider how the Shakers used them within the 18th and nineteenth centuries, mentioned Mr. Arndt, whose studio has produced Shaker-inspired merchandise and exhibitions. Members of the Protestant sect routinely ran peg rails all the way in which round rooms, “and they designed things to work with the peg rails,” Mr. Arndt mentioned, together with drying racks, candlesticks, clocks, mirrors, mattress curtains and chairs.

You could not want to hold your chairs, however a brief peg rail in a lobby or mudroom may provide help to discover storage bliss, particularly if there are gadgets you need to exhibit.

“You can hang up your necessary things,” Mr. Arndt mentioned, “and make a wall display.”

  • Does the form of the pegs matter? “The nice thing about the traditional Shaker peg is that it holds things really securely with that mushroom cap,” Mr. Arndt mentioned. “But it really depends on the look you want.”

  • Where must you set up a peg rail? Entryways and mudrooms are frequent locations to hold peg rails, however there’s no purpose you couldn’t use them in an off-the-cuff lounge, kitchen, bed room or lavatory.

  • Can you make your personal? Yes, with some primary instruments, it’s pretty straightforward to construct a customized rail in your area with an extended board and prefabricated pegs, Mr. Arndt mentioned.

Beech peg rail with pure or walnut end

From about $30 at Modern Home by Bellver:

Steel rail with maple pegs

$129 at Schoolhouse: 503-782-6118 or

Powder-coated metal peg rail obtainable in varied colours

From $99 at Room & Board: 800-301-9720 or

Simple birch peg rail

$30 at KonMari:

Reproduction Shaker peg rail obtainable in a number of lengths

From $59 at Shaker Shoppe: 717-626-9461 or

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