Installing Pegboard: A Video Guide with The Crafty Organizer
Let’s talk about installing pegboard. If you’re a keen crafter or DIY expert, you’ll probably be familiar with the problem – too many supplies and not enough space! A pegboard could be the perfect solution to your storage needs, keeping all of your items within easy reach for whenever you need them next.
Not only are pegboards functional, but they’re also a chance to get creative with your layout. Whether you like to arrange your items in size order or have some fun by adding decoration, pegboards can make a stylish addition to your craft room, home office, or workshop.
But before you start tidying away your belongings, the first step is installing your pegboard. We’re thrilled that the pegboard hooks from PegBoarder have helped The Crafty Organizer achieve her dream space. In this blog post, we’ll explain the process of pegboard installation to help you create your own craft haven today!
1. Purchase your pegboard and furring strips
If you haven’t yet purchased your pegboard, this is the place to start. Choose where you’d like to hang your pegboard and, if necessary, measure the wall space available.
You can buy pegboards at most hardware stores, where you’ll probably find them for sale in a range of different sizes (usually 2 x 4, 4 x 4, and 8 x 4 foot). If you’d like a custom measurement, ask the store to cut your pegboard to size. This will give you a perfect fit when it comes to installing your pegboard in your chosen spot.
Unless you’ve bought a ready-made pegboard that has already been mounted on a frame, you will also need to purchase furring strips to support your board. You’ll need enough to run alongside the outside edges of your pegboard, or at least enough to cover two of its four sides.
Furring strips will mean you can hang your pegboard without it sitting directly against the wall. This gives you enough space between the board and wall for your hooks to sit through the holes, as well as preventing damage to your wall. (We recommend that you should leave at least half an inch of space here).
2. Customize your pegboard
This step is purely optional and many people like the look of a wooden pegboard. But if you’re feeling inspired by The Crafty Organizer and want to customize your board to suit your space, it’s time to get the spray paint out!
Whether you want your board to blend in with the color of your walls or want to use a contrasting shade, spray-painting your pegboard is a great way to add some personality to your room.
If your board is originally beige or white, painting it a dark color could also be a great choice – particularly if you’re going to hang it in a workshop or garage and want to disguise signs of dirt, grease, or vehicle fumes.
Make sure to paint your board a few days before you start arranging your belongings and installing the pegboard, as this will give the paint time to dry. If any paint has spilled into the holes of your pegboard, carefully remove this while it’s still wet. Dry paint is obviously much harder to remove and could make your holes too small for your hooks.
3. Installing pegboard with furring strips
The next step is to install your furring strips on your chosen wall. Screw them into position, being sure to double check that they are lying straight.
Depending on the material of your wall, you may want to drill them into studs or wall anchors rather than securing them directly to the structure. Make sure to double check that your chosen method of installation is suitable before going ahead.
4. Screw in your pegboard
Once you’ve installed your furring strips securely, it’s time to attach your pegboard! Using your chosen power tool, screw your board to your furring strips, fastening it evenly all the way around the edge. Place your screws at regular intervals to make sure that one side of the board isn’t stronger than the other.
5. Now start arranging your hooks and accessories!
After completing your pegboard installation, the real fun can begin. Whatever you’re planning to hang on your board, it’s important to think about the arrangement of your items carefully.
As The Crafty Organizer pointed out in her video, you’ll want to keep the items you use most often within easy reach. If you’ve hung your board so that you can access it while sitting down – for example, from a workbench or craft table – try hanging your favorite tools along the bottom of your board. This will mean you won’t need to interrupt your workflow by standing or reaching up to grab the tools you need.
At PegBoarder, you’ll find a wide variety of pegboard hooks and accessories in our web shop. Whether you’re looking for a handy place to keep your oil rag or somewhere to stash your extra ribbon, we’ve got an assortment of high-quality metal shelves, racks, and baskets to keep your miscellaneous items safe.
We stock J hooks, L hooks, long hooks, plier holders, and screwdriver holders. Although the last two are perfectly shaped to fulfil their purpose, don’t let the product names put you off if you won’t be hanging these items on your board – as The Crafty Organizer showed us, they also make excellent pegboard tool holders for scissors and other handheld tools.
The best thing about a pegboard is that you can rearrange your hooks whenever you like. That means you can out different arrangements until you find the perfect layout for you. With the right design, your custom pegboard won’t just solve your storage woes – it will also double up as a versatile addition to your décor!