Many makers like having a pegboard but for myself the facing wall is about 12 inches away from the edge of my workbench. Also, I have a lot of larger tools that I couldn't fit on a regular pegboard. My solution : 3 custom shelves attached on my wall. This Instructable will guide you in making them and having too a nice access to your larger tools in your workshop.
You can see my Workbench and companion worktable in the picture on my profile.
Step 1: Get Your Materials
I made the shelves only 48" long as I wanted to minimize the bending of the plywood. You can also see the two support 2x4 in the back to distribute the load on all three shelves.
Custom wall shelves dimensions : 48" (L) - 15" (D) - 31" (H)
6 x 12"
1 x 12.5" (lower mid support)
1 x 12.75" (higher mid support)
2 x 30.25 "
* The two mid support aren't shown in the picture as they were added in the assembly, hurray for improv !
1 x 48" x 15" (top shelf)
2 x 46.5" x 12" (mid and bottom shelves)
2 x 15" x 30.25" (side panel)
Step 2: Fix the Shelves Support
Take your plywood shelves and place them on the frame. Pre-drill holes where you want to screw your plywood on the frame and countersink for the best finish. Start from the bottom up so you won't fight with your drill for space !
Measure between each shelf and add your mid support. Adjust dimensions if required. You can see that they aren't in line simply because you need to place the screws in !
At this point, you want to fix your shelves on the wall.
Step 3: Finish Your Shelves