I'm in the process of making my own work space in a shed and i was faced with the same problem anyone that tries to organize his tools face, to pegboard or not to pegboard ? that's really a big question, pegboards!! you love to hate them and hate to love them , i tried to find a variant of the pegboard idea and found out there is metal pegboards which was really expensive and wouldn't hold up as many tools as i want it to, so i went ahead and made one and it didn't cost me hardly anything and used salvaged materials "assuming that you already have the tools"
here is a picture of the semi final board because I'm still adding tools to it
Step 1: materials & Tools
- an old washer (you can get it for free from the dumb or craigslist for me i used my old ready to be thrown away washer)
also don't limit yourself here you only need the sheet metal out of it so any appliance with a big straight sheet metal cover will work like a refrigerator, be imaginative.
the washer was perfect it has a 77" W 35" H sheet metal cover which is 18 AWG about 1MM sturdy and easy to work with
, powder coated for rust and abuse protection all over i was happy with the material.
- 2 2x4s for making a frame
- 1 1/4 screws (about 30)
- 5/8 4" lag screws (6)
-pegboard hooks (or you can make your own)
-hard disk drive magnets "rare earth magnets"
- metal drill bits (i used step drill bits but any will do)
- long ruler
- dotted rubber gloves
- safety glasses
- tin snips or hack saw or angle grinder anything available will do