Dress It Up - Most pegboard comes in two colors�boring white and boring brown. But it doesn't have to stay that way. Roll on a coat of primer followed by gloss or semigloss paint (glossy paints are easier to wipe clean). Apply light coats so you don't clog the holes. Then snazz it up with a frame. After we attached our pegboard to a 1x3 frame, we added corner blocks and trim with hot-melt glue�no fancy miter cuts or fasteners needed.
Pegboard Walls - Create pegboard walls by running 1x3 strips horizontally at the top and bottom of the panel and every 16 in. or 24 in. between. Use 1/4-in. pegboard and attach it to the strips with washer-head screws. The strips will also allow you to mount screw-on hooks to the wall for very heavy items like bikes and wheelbarrows.
Hefty Standoffs - Pegboard needs about 1/2 in. of "standoff" space behind it so the hooks can be inserted.Plastic and metal pegboard panels have this space built in, created by the L-shape flanges atthe edges. But you can also create this standoff space in several ways:Install screw-in standoffs with spacers. The store-bought versions often have short screws with small heads and wimpy plastic spacers. Make your own using beefier washer-head screws and nuts for spacers. On larger panels, inst...
Lock In the Hooks - The No. 1 complaint about pegboard? Hooks falling out when you remove a tool. The solution? Lock 'em in place. Zip ties are an inexpensive, surefire way to go—but you need to have access to the back of your pegboard (or plan ahead and install the pegs and zip ties before you mount the board). Pegboard clips have small barbs that lock into holes on both sides of the hook to keep them in place. Another approach is to add a dab of hot-melt glue to the lower leg before slippi...
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