Once the boards have been properly hung, its time to start arranging your pegs to your liking. Playing with the arrangement can be fun as well. I also...
When I went to install a pegboard in my kitchen, I figured I'd have it double as a kitchen home for my iPad. The iPad is a great kitchen accessory, but trying to keep it away from all my spills and messes has been a challenge. I created this cool, out-of-the-way spot for it to live when its telling me how to cook.
I began by cutting my support slats down to 40" (I had them trim my pegboard at the hardware store to my measurements). It's always important when you're hanging heavy items on walls to make sure that you're distributing the weight of your items across a broad area. I use 3 slats that are mounted with anchors into drywall on one side and studs on another, then attach the pegboard to that. I made sure that my support slats were level and I measured to make sure the center slat (where the two pieces of pegboard join) is situated in the middle.
Step 2: Hanging the Pegboard
Once all three support slats are properly anchored into the wall, it's time to attach the pegboard. I used 1 1/4" screws with silver washers to attach the board to the slats. Its important to make sure that the top board is absolutely level and flush before you screw it in, so that other boards that butt-up against it lay flush.