Introduction: DIY Pegboard Wall Organizer
I’ve been short on time since my full time job started up. But, having just completed some mega projects in my home there is one thing I am not short on… and that is scrap wood. I have been wanting to make a giant pegboard wall organizer for my work from home space for the longest time and have been drooling over them on Pinterest for ages. So, I finally decided to make it happen with the use of scrap wood! Did I mention it only took one day to make? Weekend warriors, get those tools ready!
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Step 1: Cut the Plywood
First thing I did was cut my plywood to the size I wanted for my wall organizer using a circular saw and a track. I ended up settling on 24 x 30″.
Step 2: Outline Spacing
Next, I created a grid to figure out the spacing for my pegboard. I ended up marking grid lines at 3″ intervals. I started my first row of holes at 3″ from the edge and then drilled holes on every other line (so, each peg could be spaced at 6″ apart).
Step 3: Drill Holes
Once my spacing was figured out, I used a ¾” forstner bit to punch small holes in my grid to indicate where I was going to drill. I used a ¾” bit because I had scrap ¾” dowels on hand (scrap hoarding for the win)!
Next, I used my drill and my bit to create ¾” openings for my pegs. In order to make this easier, I placed a sheet of foam board insulation below my work piece so I could drill through the work piece without damaging my floor.
Step 4: Sand
After drilling the holes, it was time to sand. I used a Dremel with a sanding attachment for the pegboard holes and a random orbit sander for the full sheet of plywood.
Step 5: Add a Chalkboard
Next, I wanted to add a chalkboard feature. So, I taped off a small section of the pegboard and painted it using chalkboard paint.
Step 6: Cut Pegs & Shelves
While that dried, I cut my scrap ¾” dowel into 3 ½” pieces using my miter saw. The length of the dowel will depend on the depth of the shelves.
I then moved onto cutting the shelves, which I made using leftover plywood from the board I cut in step 1. I made two shelves here – one was 7″ wide and the other was 20″ wide.
Step 7: Finish Shelves
I then added edgebanding to the shelves to make them look like solid wood.
Step 8: Add Hooks & Hang!
Last step was to add picture hanging hooks to the back! I added mine both vertically and horizontally so I can change up the orientation of my pegboard wall organizer when I get bored!
Step 9: Enjoy Your New Organization Station!
I’m seriously loving the small details on this project like the chalkboard and the shelves.. I also love how modular this setup is!
It seriously is so amazing what you can make in one day with some leftover wood. I am so excited about this project and hope it inspires you to find some time to build for your home!