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How to Organize Tools on a Pegboard

Want to learn how to organize tools on pegboard? You have landed at the right place!


We all love an organized workspace. However, the process of decluttering and planning can sometimes get difficult and time taking. If you are not able to find your favorite tools, maybe it is time to organize your garage.


There are various ways of storing and organizing your tools. From building a French cleat to organizing a wall panel, there is so much that you can do.  However, If there were a storage classic, it would have been nothing but pegboards. Pegboards not only look cool but are a super cost-efficient way of storing your tools and keeping them within view.


Let’s talk about how to organize tools on pegboards.  


Putting a Sliding Door Cabinet

If you want to utilize the wall, but not risk hanging tools on the board, build yourself a sliding door cabinet. A pegboard door cabinet ensures that your tools do not catch dust. If you want to make the most out of the door cabinet, add small open cabinets at the bottom of the door.


You can add nails, screws, bolts, and rivet nails in small baskets and place them in empty spaces. Make sure you label each basket, so it does not take time to find the fastener you are looking for.


Keep in mind that building a cabinet will take more time than constructing an old-fashioned pegboard wall.


Build a Rolling Pegboard Cart

If you want to organize your tools and take them with you, build yourself a rolling pegboard cart. This wheeled pegboard cart with shelves will be making your life easy at work. While building a wheeled pegboard cart, make sure you add a U-shaped sturdy handle that makes the cart convenient and easy to control. You can also add small storage boxes to the cart to store nails and screws.


To build a pegboard tool car, you will need:

  • Drill Bits
  • Screwdriver
  • Milter saw
  • 360-rotational wheels
  • Vise-Grips
  • Sandpaper
  • Tape saw
  • Nail gun
  • Wood glue
  • Drawer handle
  • Pegboard


Add Open Cabinets/Open Spaces

If you want to organize heavier tools, but do not have cabinets in your garage, consider building yourself a pegboard with open cabinets. If you think that it might not look as good as other options on this list, you are wrong.


Add Floating Shelves

You do not necessarily have to customize your pegboard. If you want to keep things simple, you just need to install a pegboard and hang your tools using tool holders. However, if you want your workspace to look more sorted, you can add floating shelves to the board. Pegboard makes it easy to add floating shelves and holders without putting holes in the wall.


If you do not want to risk hanging your tools with the fear that they might fall, adding shelves to the board might work out for you. This way, you can also organize your heavy tools and keep them in front of your eyes – all the time.


What Makes Pegboards a Hit

Easy to Build

Building a pegboard is not that difficult of a job. Constructing a pegboard will not take you more than a day. However, if you do not want to spend time building it, you can get it built.


To build a sturdy pegboard, you will need:

  • Wood bit
  • Sandpaper
  • Cordless drill
  • Circular saw
  • Measuring tape
  • Screws and washers
  • Pencils
  • Stud finder



You do not need a lot of tools and supplies to build a pegboard for your workspace. Pegboards let you utilize the walls of the garage, which creates space for you to store heavier tools.


Keeps Your Tools Visible

If you hate digging through storage boxes and cabinets, getting a pegboard might solve the problem for you. Pegboards are installed to the wall, which means you can choose the right tool at a glance.



Pegboard is are not necessarily used for organizing tools. You can also use it to hang your laundry supplies, utensils, pots, and art, and craft supplies as well.



Pegboards are customizable. If you want to make the most out of your pegboard, you can add metal hangers and shelves to the board. We know that you want to use the board for hanging tools. But, that does not mean that it should add colors and patterns to your board.  You can paint your pegboard or add a cross-stitch pattern to make it look trendier.


Are Pegboards Used to Organize Only Tools and Construction Supplies?

Pegboards are pretty customizable. They are not only used to organize tools but they come in handy to store household belongings and other essentials.

  • You can build a pegboard jewelry cabinet to hang your favorite necklaces.
  • It can be used to organize your pots, pans, and other cooking supplies.
  • You can add floating shelves to the pegboards to place your potted succulents and knickknacks. You can also use them to hang metal flower pots.
  • If you do not want to overcrowd your drawing room, you can use pegboards to hang your art and craft supplies.
  • If your garage is a mess, use pegboards to hang sports equipment and brooms.
  • How about making your dream snack wall? Start by grabbing some bottles and cutting them from the top. Add your favorite candies to the bottle. Finish by hanging the bottles to the pegboard.
  • Pegboards can give photographers a space to organize their equipment. From cameras to tripods, you can hang all the equipment. Pegboards can come in real handy, especially if you do not have your own studio.


Our Final Thoughts

By now, you mostly know how to organize tools on pegboard. Using pegboards is the classic way of organizing tools. Not only does it look good but also helps to make space for other heavier tools in the garage.


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