I’m back today with another project from my craft room that I am so happy to have completed. Storage and organization ideas always seem to come around to the classic pegboard organizer. I thought why not have a craft supplies-pegboard- organizer. It is functional, pragmatic, and an iconic garage accessory. But who says that it has to stay in the garage?! It’s fast becoming one of the most popular craft supplies – organizer ideas for the wall and with good reason. Of course, you know how much I love to take something utilitarian and make it cute.
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My craft supplies- pegboard- organizer still has room to grow and I can rearrange or add more accessories as needed. This is really a one afternoon type of project which is great!
Supplies to Build A Pegboard
- Pegboard cut to size (Mine is 3.5 x 4 ft)
*Note – pegboards come in two different sized holes, 1/4 and 1/8 inch. This is important when selecting your pegboard accessories as some will not fit both. Even though I like the 1/8inch stylee better from looks, there are far more accessories made to fit 1/4 inch style pegboards so that is what I recommend.
- 1 x 2 boards – enough to go around the outside of the frame and a brace if your making a very large board or have heavy objects on it)
- Nails with flat heads (we used Roofing Nails, but any will do as long as it covers the pegboard hole)
- Paint and paint brush
- Miter Sawor a handsaw and miter box
- Wood filler (for nail holes in trim)
- Wood glue
- Finishing Nails and long screws
Pegboard- Organizer Organizer Accessories I used
- Pegboard and wood – Home Depot
- Plant pots, galvanized Metal (Fintorp ones are what I used, but a few more dollars)
- Peg Board Shelf Bracket – I put a 1×6 piece of wood on them as the shelf
- J hooks (which I bent for the thread holders)
Start by making a frame for the back of the pegboard from the 1×2 boards. It looks nicer if you can cut the frame at 45 degrees so that each piece fits together but it isn’t necessary. The frame will me mostly hidden by the trim anyways. We added a brace down the center of the pegboard for stability and to prevent flexing. We then nailed the pegboard to the frame in the corners and outside centers. The pegboard needs to be up away from the wall for the peg hooks to fit in. So the 1×2 frame on the back gives it just enough space between the wall to hang your peg hooks & baskets in.
In my case, I had these adorable IKEA baskets I wanted to hang even though they are not specifically meant for a pegboard. I looked everywhere for long baskets like these but never did find any other options. I hung the baskets on rods similar to curtain rods that are meant to screw into the wall. In order to attach these rods, we simply placed another piece of 1 x 2 over the back and screwed into the piece of wood as an anchor for the rod.
Using your miter saw, cut the trim at a 45-degree angle so that it fits together. My trim had a 1in overhang so that the sides were mostly hidden. Now the pegboard needs hanging, right? I mean it’s useless until it’s on the wall. There are basically two options of attaching it depending on your priorities and the overall size of the pegboard.
Pegboard Hanging Method 1 – No heavy objects on the board / Can be easily taken down.
Put a thin layer of wood glue around the edge of the pegboard then sit the nicer trim frame right on top of the peg board. Attach the frame with finishing nails all the way around your peg board. Let the wood glue dry. Fill the nail holes with caulk or wood filler, let dry, and sand smooth if necessary. Paint the trim if desired. Find the studs in the wall where you want to attach the pegboard. Screw into them leaving enough room for the 1″ frame to hang on top of the screw head. If you are really good, consider lining them up through the pegboard holes which will make it more sturdy.
Pegboard Hanging Method 2 – Not removable without damage to the frame but nearly guaranteed to not fall.
Find the studs in the wall where you want to attach the pegboard. Screw the pegboard (without trim) into the studs around the outside of the frame. This area will be hidden by the trim. Working one piece of trim at a time, add a thin layer of wood glue around the edge of the pegboard and use finishing nails all the way around the trim. Let the wood glue dry. Fill the nail holes with caulk or wood filler, let dry, and sand smooth if desired. Paint the frame if desired.
In the end, I chose the second option. I have my craft supplies-pegboard- organizer right above my computer and my pegboard only has two studs behind it. That meant that I was only two tiny screw heads away from certain doom and I wasn’t willing to risk it. Besides, other than my IKEA baskets, everything on the pegboard can be easily rearranged without ever needing to remove the frame.
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Let’s see…..now what should I organize next?
Do you have any organization projects your working on?
I’d love to hear about them! Leave a comment below. 🙂