Build a Pegboard for Tools

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Organization should be a major emphasis of a spring cleaning checklist. You want to organize closets in your home, your basement, your pantry and your garage or workspace too.

Tools often lead to a lot of clutter. You need to create a way to organize tools in your home and one way to do that is to build a pegboard for tools.

A pegboard in the wall of your garage or workspace is a great way to neatly organize your tools and ensure you can easily access them when you need them.

Here is how to build a pegboard for tools:


You need to measure the space on the wall you want to hang the tools. Be sure the space is large enough for several tools, including tools of various lengths and depths. You should use a tape measure and mark the space on the wall using a ruler and a pencil.

#2. CUT

Purchase two pieces of plywood and cut them in strips to create the frame for the pegboard. The original size of the board should be 2-2 ¾”. You will cut down the center of the plywood for four separate strips for the frame.

Then use the table saw to cut a channel down the center of each strip of the wood. The pegboard will rest in the channels of the frame.


Now build the frame. Attach the two sides of the frame to the top of the frame. You need a nail gun for this. Then cut the pegboard with the table saw to fit the dimensions of the frame.

Now slide the pegboard into the channels of the top and side panels of the frame. Then slide the bottom frame into the pegboard and attach the bottom to the two side pieces of the frame with the nail gun.

Now hang the board on the wall and then purchase a pegboard kit for hangers for the tools.

That’s it. This is a very easy project to organize your garage. You can build a pegboard for tools in just 1-2 hours and it will last for several years.