Metal Pegboard for Garage Organization

PegboardThe metal pegboard for my garage organization project is complete!  After procrastinating all spring, I finally installed the pegboard in the past week.  My son is crawling around and is bound to walk any day.  So, I knew I had to get my tools organized and put away in a safe place.  I didn’t want to toss my hand tools in a bag on the ground.  I also wanted to go for a more aesthetically pleasing and space maximizing organization option.

After doing some research, I found a good deal on the metal pegboard system by Wall Control.  Some of the reasons that I chose this particular pegboard system and  package are the following:

#1: I wanted metal pegboard instead of standard pegboard.  Although it cost more, I wanted something more durable.

#2: I marked off the distance between the studs in my garage with my handy stud finder.  I verified that they were 16″ apart.  Fortunately, for this six panel system, each panel is about 16″ long.  I wanted to be able to drive the screws on both ends directly into studs.  I wanted to make them very secure and not have to mess around with drywall anchors.  So this system worked perfectly for me.  And using my impact driver, driving the screws was a breeze.

#3: Why blue? Well, it went well and popped against the grey-blue paint in my garage (Reflection by Sherwin Williams).  Also, for whatever reason, the blue panel/white accessory combo was cheaper than most of the other color combos on Amazon.

#4:  They sell the pegboards in smaller quantities or you could buy them separately without the hooks/plastic bins and accessories.  But, knowing myself and how I can procrastinate, I decided to go with the “Master Workbench” package.  The package comes with 6 panels and a starter set of hooks, shelves, and accessories.  So, I had no excuse to not start using the panels once they were up.

I ended up putting up the panels on my own.  So, I placed a long 1″ x 2″ that spanned the length of all the pegboards.  Then, I placed a screw into the center of the 1″ x 2″ into a stud.  Next, I made sure it was level, and added a few more screws to secure it to the wall.  This served as a leveled base.  So, I could basically stand the pegboards the 1″ x 2″ as I drilled in each screw to the studs.  I did this one panel at a time and it came out pretty level.  I removed the 1″ x 2″ strip of wood afterwards, luckily the floating shelves I installed ended up covering the holes I made with this leveling strip.

Eventually, I ended up adding 2 floating shelves of 1″ x 6″ select pine as my own personal touch.  The shelved provide additional storage for light objects like spray paint cans, painters tape, measuring tapes, etc.  I originally was going to frame the panels in wood. But, after consulting with Helen, we thought it might give the wall too much of a “stuffy” feel.  So I opted for the floating shelves instead and am glad we did.

I feel like we achieved adding organizational space to one of our garage walls without making it feel claustrophobic and the pegboard thus far has been very durable.  I am very happy with how it turned out.

Feel free to ask me any questions about this pegboard system, how I put it up, or leave me comments on any creative upgrades/customizations you feel I could add to it as well.

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Wall Control 30-WRK-800WB Master Workbench Metal Pegboard Tool Organizer

Precision Sensors Stud Finder Professional Deep Scanning LED Profinder 5000

Ryobi P882 One+ 18v Lithium-Ion Drill and Impact Driver Kit

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