Pesky Ikea Pegs

April 09, 2017 - less than 1 minute read

We bought a house a few years back and I am now trying to tidy it up little by little. One of the things that has been bugging me for a while was a kitchen cupboard that had a missing shelf due to a few missing pegs that hold it up.

It occurred to me last week that I could try to 3D print some new pegs and today I finally got some time to see if it would work. TLDR: it does.

Sometimes I get really excited and instantly fire up Blender (amazing open-source 3D modelling application), but I’ve learnt that it’s really worthwhile checking the web first to see if someone has already put the effort in. Don’t re-invent the wheel, is what we’d say at work.

So after about 30 seconds of Googling… I found this design:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:26850

I already had some clear T-Glase hooked up on my printer and it’s a pretty solid material so suitable for the job. It’s also 100% reclaimable which is good too.

Here is the finished result.

Printed pegs
Printed pegs
Printed pegs
Printed pegs

And here is the shelf back in the cupboard, on to the next job.

Shelf back in action
Shelf back in action

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