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Here’s a 3D Printable and Customizable Pegboard to Organize Every Room in Your Home!

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If you don’t know what a pegboard is, then you are definitely missing out if you are the kind of person who likes to keep things neat and tidy around the house. If you also happen to have access to a 3D printer at home, or near by, then you can check out  the Manhattan Pegboard Collection and 3D print bins, holders, mounts and shelves that can all be arranged on pegboard to your heart’s content.

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Matt Manhattan has shared his pegboard collection and a little bit of personal information about where he draws inspiration for his home design projects. Manhattan, fittingly, is a New York City native, and he is therefore used to maximizing small living spaces through crafty and creative organizational projects. His pegboard collection was designed after he purchased an Ultimaker 2 3D printer about 10 months ago, and since Manhattan also curiously keeps an inventory of everything in his home–and his website also lists his wardrobe, apps, and services he uses–pegboard seemed like a great way to keep track of all these inventoried items.

“As my understanding of design and printing grew, so did the customization of my home,” he explained. “By mounting modular pegboards throughout my home, I was able to create custom mounts for all of the little things I need in life to keep them exactly where they need to be.”

The Manhattan Pegboard Collection ispeg2 made up of five parts that include: a 2-peg customizable holder; a 4-peg customizable holder; 1 customizable rounded holder; 1 pedestal shelf; and 1 USB cable holder that can hold up to 6 different cables. Manhattan’s Thingiverse page for this project includes a detailed breakdown of how to customize parts. For example, you can choose 2 or 4 peg holders depending on how much stability your objects require. In fact, almost every room in his own house uses the pegboard! In the living room it graces the wall above the sofa for various decorative and functional objects. In his home office the pegboard is filled to capacity with all kinds of office supplies, electronic gadgets, and cords galore. In his bathroom, his toiletries, toothbrushes, razors, etc. are all nicely “pegboarded” up to the wall next to the bathroom mirror. And, of course, there are the hanging pots, pans, utensils, and condiments above the stove in his kitchen, too.

You get the idea. It is difficult to look at Manhattan’s Pegboard Collection and his own innovative use of the stuff all over his house without wanting some for your own home. Shelves, bins, and holders for the pegboard can be printed in different colors for a funkier effect, or you can stick with all-white or even clear filament for a more modern and stream-lined effect. Some other 3D printing notes from Manhattan’s Thingiverse page include:

YlSpETg“Depending on a variety of factors your print results may vary! Some of my prints slide into the pegboard peg holes without issue, and sometimes it requires a bit of extra force. If you find that the pegs are not printing well, make sure your support structures are adequately supporting most or all of the entire peg (depending on your settings). I print my pegboard pieces using an Ultimaker 2 with an Olsson Block running a 1mm nozzle. The prints in the included photos were printed using Verbatim PLA in White. With this setup I can print durable pegboard parts at a 0.5mm layer height and 2mm walls with reasonable speed.”

So now that Manhattan has dazzled us with his own pegboard mania, my guess is you too may now suffer from pegboard mania if you are that organizational (shall we say type A?) focused person with access to a 3D printer. If that’s you, at least you have found your next home design project in this very practical 3D printed pegboard collection! Are you thinking about making this project? Discuss in the 3D Printed Pegboard forum over at 3DPB.com.

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