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How to Install Pegboard

Tom Silva demonstrates how to hang a pegboard in a garage or workshop and organize tools with it.

In this video, general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates how to hang a pegboard in a garage or workshop and organize tools with it.

What is Pegboard?

Using a 1/4 inch masonite board with either 1/4 inch or 1/8 inch holes; these boards can be found at most home centers. Tom shows it can be as easy as mounting it up on an open stud bay.

This will give the space needed to put peg hooks in without hitting the wall. If no open stud bay is available, mount scrap wood on top of existing studs to make room for the hooks. Tom shows how the finished product can help keep your workspace clean and organized.

Steps for Installing a Pegboard:

Tommy is using a masonite pegboard, this is the most common and cost-effective board.

  1. The easiest way to put up a pegboard wall organizer is to find an open stud bay and mount the pegboard up on the studs.
  2. If the desired area is a wall, mount scrap wood onto the wall to give the hooks the needed space behind the pegboard. Make sure to mount the scrap wood where there is support, over existing studs.
  3. Apply hooks and/or other pegboard accessories to hang up your tools.

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The pegboard Tom hung up was 2x4’ Heavy Duty Brown Pegboard Wall Organizer, which is manufactured by Triton Products. They can be secured to any stud using wall screws, which can be found at any home center.

The hooks Tom used to hang the tools came in a pegboard kit. The kit is 1/4” Zinc Plated Steel Pegboard Organizer Assortment Kit (43-piece), which is manufactured by Everbilt, which can be found at The Home Depot.


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