About: Saving the world..... without a cape.

I bought the pegboard, bought the hooks, hot glued the hooks to the pegboard, but my tools still kept falling off and hooks still came off of the pegboard.  In addition, many tools did not work with pegboard and hooks.

I wish I would have done this first rather than the investment I made initially.....

First listen to your mother and eat your veggies (to get the cans). Peel the labels and rinse, air dry.   The other materials you will need are some scraps of plywood (I got some nice 1/4 inch plywood from salvaging some pallets), a hammer, a nail or punch, a scrap of 2x4, a #2 screwdriver, some spare sheet-rock screws, and a can-opener.

Lay the can on 2x4 scrap and punch a hole about 3/8 inch from the top, insert screw and screw into plywood.   I used 3/4 inch screws for mine (they were laying around anyway.   The screws will self tap into the plywood so no need for drilling holes.   Plus you will notice you will be screwing into plywood at a slight downward angle, this is good anyway a little extra strength.

Some of the cans you might want to remove the bottoms too and stack them into tubes like the file on the left or saw on left.   Some you might only want to partially open on bottom and use part of can as a slide through section and the other section to keep stuff inside the can.

Plus if you still want to use hooks on pegboard for some things, just hook the can and put your nails or whatever in it for easy removal.   The other nice thing about plywood rather than pegboard is things such as the levels can be placed over a secured sheet-rock screw rather than a flimsy hook.

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    5 years ago on Introduction

    i did something similar but i used the plastic cups from cousin vinnies pizza since i had a ton of them in different colors and used the colors to organize too.. lol. good idea tho


    5 years ago on Introduction

    My Dad always used jam jars with screw-on lids nailed or screwed under a shelf - they've been up for more than 30 years now. I'd better make an Instructable about them (if someone else hasn't already).

    I punch two holes in the can, all the way through from the front side. It lets me put a screwdriver in and fix it to the tool board. Two screws= better than one. (no jokes, please)


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I've seen people tie rap the hooks in place, seems to work, although it's probably a pain fishing through the holes. Nice 'ble. I', definitely use this in my work space. Thanks for the post.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I may have to do this so I can organize all the little tools that always get lost of left places...or taken.