Pegboard Mounted Shelves

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Project by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 08-28-2015 03:37 PM 1367 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I’m in the middle of doing some workshop upgrades and it’s time to sort this mess out..

I needed a way to mount tools that can be just hung and I came across this idea …

All you need is some scrap wood cut to 1” increments( length )... ( no wider than 3”)

And some L wore hooks ..

All you need to do is mark the edge of the corresponding peg hole .. Then mark the middle of the edge since I’m using 3/4” my mark would be 3/8” in drill a pilot hole and screw in the l hooks .. I suggest you chamfer the top edge going into the pegboard to make it easy to mount..

That’s it …

The possibilities of this little project are endless I have seen screwdriver , measuring tape and glue holders online..

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at

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#1 posted 08-28-2015 04:28 PM

Looks like it is working well for you. But I for some reason have never been a fan of pegboard. I know lots of people say it so easy to rearrange but I have problems with the clips always wanting to fall of the board when you take something out of them. I pretty much stick with screwing a holder of some type to either the wall or a plywood tool board even if it takes a little more time to move around they don’t fall of the wall. French cleats are looking good too but might have the same issue of falling off , have to try a couple to see if I like them when I get a place to put them.

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#2 posted 08-28-2015 09:10 PM

Looks good.
I use peg board all over the place. I haven’t found a better solution yet.
I use hot glue to hold the hooks so they don’t fall off the board (which really sucks when it happens).
I made a small shelf this spring to hold my low angle block plane too. So far so good.
I have seen a few guys who use french cleats and then make their own brackets as necessary and it seems like a pretty good solution too. I may have to look into that in the future.
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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#3 posted 08-28-2015 10:30 PM

Chem, thanks for the hot glue gun tip. I’m definitely going to use it.


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