DIY pegboard ideas for the home, office or shop
Get inspired with these creative pegboard ideas! Attractive, efficient and well-organised spaces in your home, office, workshop or store are surprisingly simple with our black powder coated pegboard modules. Flexible and supported by our extensive range of hooks our pegboard can be mounted to any surface and even joined together to create a whole wall of storage. You’ll find the applications and solutions are endless. The below sections explain this fun and satisfying DIY project step by step including instructions on how to hang pegboard.
MEASURE the space
First, evaluate and measure the space you have available to hang the pegboard. Our pegboard comes in the following four sheet/module sizes:
You’ll want accurate measurements so you know how many pieces you can fit in your space. At this stage, you’ll also want to consider the mounting hardware you require depending on whether you are fixing the pegboard to plasterboard, timber or masonry.
evaluate what you need to store
Next, you’ll need to consider the kinds of items you want to hang and store. Lay them out on some empty floor space, make some rough measurements to help you when purchasing the pegboard.
Choose your hooks & trays
The next step is to choose the right hooks and trays to suit your needs. One of the great things about our pegboard system is we also supply an extensive range of hooks and trays designed specifically for it. Simply visit the pegboard hooks section under storage on our website or click this link to check them out. Want some inspiration? Click to enlarge the images below of some common scenarios.
How to install our LARGE PEGBOARD RANGE
Our large pegboards come in three sizes to fit perfectly on your wall or onto the side of our shelving range. Each pegboard comes with an internal thread and hardware is provided for mounting onto our shelves. The pegboards also come with both horizontal and vertical keyholes for more versatility and to suit any space.
The below measurements indicate which pegboard is suitable for which shelving:
• 410 x 1810mm pegboard (GOS106) is suitable for shelving with a 410mm depth.
• 540 x 1810mm pegboard (GOS107) is suitable for shelving with a 540mm depth.
• 540 x 2070mm pegboard (GOS108) is suitable for shelving with a 540mm depth.
Please refer to the instructions below or our step-by-step video for mounting our large pegboard range to your wall or a Pinnacle shelf.
Mounting to a Door or Wall
Our range of large pegboards feature a unique keyhole system allowing them to be fixed to a wall, door or other surface either in a horizontal or vertical position, depending on your preference and space.
how to install our 450 x 900mm pegboard
Now it’s time to install the pegboard!
Please follow the below steps for installing our small 450 x 900mm Pegboard.
If you’re not confident with measurements and marking out there is a hanging process that has minimal marking out.
1. Once you know where you want your pegboard to hang (TIP: if you’re mounting it in the corner of a room or up against a shelf, start installing your pegboard from that end) take a piece of pegboard and turn it around so the pegboard holes are facing the wall and put the pegboard up against the wall. (TIP: Ensure the keyholes are up the right way – skinny end facing up).
2. Use a spirit level to make sure you have it straight and then use a pencil or marker to mark the wall through the highest keyholes (4th pegboard hole from the top). Do the same with the lowest keyholes (4th pegboard hole from the bottom). The only adjustment to be made before you fix your screws is the lowest marks need to be moved up 4mm to fit the key hole perfectly.
3. When fixing the screws into the wall, fasten them until there is approximately 2mm of thread still showing on the screw so that it is a snug fit when the pegboard is hung. Once you’ve successfully hung the first piece of pegboard you can repeat the process for the remaining pieces.
Fixing Tips: If attaching to plasterboard always check for any wiring behind using a stud finder and whenever possible look to drill into a stud. If going into the plasterboard use appropriate weight rated fixings for your intended use. If your intention is for heavy duty use it is not recommended to fix pegboard solely into plasterboard. If drilling into masonry you’ll need a hammer drill (on hammer setting), masonry bit and correct sized plugs. With the appropriate plugs in place, you should now be ready to put the screws in. The head of the screws being used should ideally be between 8-10mm wide so that it fits through the widest part of the keyhole but will not slip through the keyhole slot once installed.
If you require further assistance with installing your pegboard, refer to our step-by-step video below.
ATTACH your hooks
Now attach your hooks and trays and hang and store your stuff. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how good it looks when you’re done.
Wondering where to buy pegboard? Our pegboard and pegboard hooks are available at your local Bunnings Warehouse.