Installing Pegboard in a Workshop
By: Danny Lipford
A pegboard wall makes a great way to hang your tools in the shop for easy access. When we had finished building the workbench across the back wall of the shop, we covered the wall space above it with pegboard.
After marking the location of the window and electrical outlets, we cut out the window opening with a circular saw and the electrical outlets using a rotary speed saw.
Once all the cuts had been made, the pegboard was nailed in place with the smooth side facing out. It was easy to nail up the pegboard, since you can see the studs through the holes.
Next, we installed a 1” x 12” shelf above the pegboard by attaching a 1” x 2” cleat along the wall and supporting it with 2” x 4” diagonal braces above the shelf to keep them out of the way.
A 1½” hole was drilled in the workbench to accommodate a dust collection hose for a miter saw that was connected to the shop vac. As a final touch, we extended the window stool so it could support a fan to provide either a cool breeze or exhaust any fumes in the shop.
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