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How To Hang A Pegboard

A great way to organize tools and craft supplies! Learn how to hang a pegboard on drywall and even frame it for a functional and pleasing storage.
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Author Rachel

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mark the Studs and Decide sizing. Using a stud finder, mark the studs on the wall. I like to draw it out about where I want to hang. Then you can cut the pegboard to the size you want.
    Placing a stud finder on the wall.
  • Make a frame. Start by making a frame for the back of the pegboard from the 1x2 boards. It looks nicer if you can cut the frame at 45 degrees so that each piece fits together but it isn't necessary. We added a brace down the center of the pegboard for stability and to prevent flexing.
  • Nail the pegboard to the frame. Use flat head nails in the corners and outside centers.
  • Cut framing trim (optional). We used door casing to create a decorative frame around the outside of the pegboar. Using a miter saw, cut the trim at a 45-degree angle so that the trim pieces fits together. My trim had a 1in overhang so that the sides are hidden. Do not attach these until you decide how to hang the pegboard.
    What a mitre cut looks like
  • Screw the pegboard (without trim from step #4) into the studs around the outside of the frame. This area will be hidden by the trim.
  • 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.
    Adding caulk or wood glue to the back of a board
  • Fill the nail holes with caulk or wood filler, let dry, and sand smooth if desired. Paint the frame if desired.
  • Hang accessories as desired.
    DIY Pegboard for Craft Supply Organization

Notes

Pegboard Accessories That I Used:
The main method won't allow the pegboard to be removed easily. If you want a removeable pegboard, you can follow Steps 1-4 and then use this method:
  1. Put a thin layer of wood glue around the edge of the pegboard then sit the nicer trim frame on top of the peg board.
  2. Attach the frame with finishing nails all the way around your peg board. Let the wood glue dry.
  3. Fill the nail holes with caulk or wood filler, let dry, and sand smooth if necessary.
  4. Paint the trim if desired.
  5. Find the studs in the wall where you want to hang 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.