Building a pegboard tool wall.

In this article I will be talking about organising one of the places in the house that ends up very often getting neglected, the dreaded garage, or shed. Sometimes it is very easy to sort of throw some things into the shed and close the door. This used to happen way too often at our house. We ended up following a few different ideas from different places and adopted a few techniques to help make our room of mess, into a nicely organised space. Today we will be covering a tool wall.

Tool wall:

Having a well organised space for your tools is a god send, there are a bunch of ways you can do this. Using something like a pegboard to attach hooks to and have a clear plan on where you want each tool to be. As long as you space everything out and have a clear plan on where everything will be laid out on your wall. The best way to do this is to lay the material down on the ground that you will be attaching to the wall and to space out your tools around it as if they were hanging on a hook. You can get a nice feel for how much space each tool needs and where you want to place your hooks.

Once you have the sizing right (hopefully you have the right size pegboard for your wall too!) you will need to find the studs in the wall you are installing it on. Mark these spots with a pencil, you need your board attached to at least 3 studs through the wall or else it will not be able to bare the load. Determine how high on the wall you would like your pegboard to be hung; mark that height with a pencil.

Position your first 1 x 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.

Continue this process until all your peg board pieces are attached to the frames you mounted on the wall.

Once this is all done all you need to do is attach any pegs or accessories that you figured out earlier to attach all your tools to the wall! Easy!