Pegboard Tool Stand

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Project by LelandStone posted 11-19-2011 10:40 PM 5761 views 14 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At the theme park job I had over the summer I had to build a pegboard stand for some ‘weapons’ in one of the park’s Halloween mazes. That weekend I told my kid about the stand and he mentioned, “Dad, I’ve never seen a rack like that, with all the tools in place on hooks.” Duh! The light finally went on in my head and I cooked up this stand to build for my shop.

It’s dirt simple: The base is 2×4 stock decked with 3/4” ply, the uprights are of 2×3 stock rabbet/butt jointed and screwed to the crosspieces; 2 panels form the ends and a third panel forms the center. These are joined in a “I” configuration, with pegboard storage on one side of the third (center) panel and shelves on the other side. The footprint is 2’x4’, and the total construction cost was $60. Note, however, that more than a half-sheet of plywood remained, and I scavenged casters from an unused furniture dolly.

All in all a very satisfying project, offering both mobility (a MUST in my garage workshop) and convenient storage. I’m thinking about adding doors to the pegboard side to increase the storage, but as we all know, there’s a vast gulf between THINKING about something and actually DOING it!

-- Leland, OC California

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#1 posted 11-20-2011 02:13 AM

Great shop project.

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#2 posted 11-20-2011 03:56 AM

very handy. very universal, just very gr8 idea

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 11-20-2011 02:12 PM

My favorite part is the flag hanging on the Pegboard.
Nice job! I really need to make a few shelves like that for myself!
I hope you included the kids in the build!
Hang some tools on it for them.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#4 posted 11-20-2011 03:30 PM

Really good space saving solution.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 11-20-2011 06:05 PM

Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 07-31-2013 04:51 PM

This is a great idea.

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