There is no better way to maximize a home’s storage potential than by utilizing vertical spaces to their fullest, and one of the best possible ways to do so is by using pegboard to store everything from tools to craft supplies. Pegboard is inexpensive, and hanging it is a weekend DIY project suitable even for DIY novices. Today I’m sharing the details for how to hang pegboard quickly and easily. Let me show you how it’s done!
For a 48″ square pegboard, you will need…
- (2) 24″ x 48″ pieces of pegboard
- (3) 48″ pieces of 1×2
- Tape measure
- 2″ wood screws
- Stud finder
Start by finding the studs in your wall, and mark their placement with a pencil. You will want your 1×2 pieces to be mounted in at least 3 studs, so the location of the studs is very important in determining where you pegboard will be hung.
Determine how high on the wall you would like your pegboard to be hung; mark this height with a pencil.
Position your first 1×2 piece in line with this mark, using a level to ensure it is straight. Mount this piece to the wall into the studs with the wood screws and drill.
Position the second 1×2 piece so that the top of this center piece is 22″ from the bottom of the top piece. The measurement from the top of the upper piece to the center of the center piece should be 24″. Use a level to ensure the piece is straight. Mount this piece to the wall into the studs with the wood screws and drill.
Position the final 1×2 piece in a similar fashion, so that the top of the lower piece is 22″ from the bottom of the center piece, and the measurement from the center of the middle piece and the bottom of the lower piece is 24″. Use a level to straighten. Mount this piece to the wall into the studs with the wood screws and drill.
Refer to the diagram below for assistance as you work.
When you are finished with the above steps, you will have a frame mounted on the wall that looks like this:
Now, position the first piece of pegboard on the left-hand side of the frame, and secure it to each of the 1×2 strips with the wood screws and drill.
Secure the other side in a similar fashion, carefully aligning all edges.
Your pegboard construction is complete! Outfit your pegboard with any hooks and accessories the suit your fancy, and get busy organizing. For plenty of great ideas for ways to utilize your pegboard to its utmost, check out this great post from Homes.com featuring budget-friendly garage storage ideas.
Pegboard can be primed and painted any color in the rainbow. I love the idea of using it for garage organization as I have done here, but there are endless uses for pegboard in any room in the house: for hanging pots and pans in the kitchen, for hanging cleaning supplies in the utility room, for organizing toys in children’s rooms, for taming unruly craft closets, and more!