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  1. William Jacobs says:

    I am at the point of re doing my workshop. I have had a cabinet for many years and I have used shelves before and other ways of laying tools on this, in this, in the shed, upstairs, in the dining room etc. I will not name each place I leave tools. LOL.

    I am re doing my workbench but will first tackle the pegboard idea. I want to hang a pegboard about 8 feet length and about 30 to 34 in height above the workbench, which will be redone after that. I want to find out if I need to leave some area behind the pegboard to get access to it or just put 2 by 4s behind and just really attach it to the wall permanently. I see some that have stored wood behind the pegboard but I am not sure as to that. I think the hangers really fit in and do not fall out very easily. I think that is the main thing that I want to be sure of and if I need to zip it from behind through two holes.
    I thought about running the pieces of wood behind so I can maybe reach in so far to help myself fish something through the holes but my arms are not 8 feet long and I will not be able to get one side very well at all. The furnace is over there. Take care and good luck all.

  2. Michael Vansickle says:

    That’s not diy pegboard, you bought the pegboard at lowes.

  3. I’m trying to learn the gotchas of installing pegboard before I do it. Your intro says it fell off the wall twice, but your detail project description doesn’t say how that happened and how you fixed/prevented it. Are you showing us the project after the fall downs with the deficiencies fixed; in other words, the right way to do it?
    Thanks for your help. I’m looking forward to a great project.

    1. What I detailed in the post is the fix for the falling! We didn’t originally secure the support boards well enough! With the steps I detailed in the post, it’s been hanging just fine for about a year now!

  4. Naomie Moore, Castaic, CA says:

    Oh wow! I would love this! And your space for all the great tools! Attractive and tidy. Great share! Thank you!

  5. Our garage neeeeeeeds this so badly! We have tools stashed there and in our basement, and inevitably, the one I need is in the location I *didn’t* check first. And on the rare occasion, it’s sitting on the floor of my husband’s office (what??). Way to stick through the pitfalls; I probably would’ve thrown in the towel after the first mishap and headed straight for a bottle of wine!

    1. Haha YES we definitely had those problems before this too. The room is still a disaster, I’m hoping within the next couple of weekends we’ll finally get it all in order!

  6. I love this idea and I really need to do this! I always put off organizing the garage because I am only in it when working on a project and cannot organize it then. This is such a simple solution to keeping things where they need to be.

    1. It’s made a HUGE difference for us! 🙂

  7. Hi there Amanda! Is there anyway possible you can please contact me. I have something to ask you regarding an older project you have blogged about 🙂 It would be appreciated to hear from you! Thank you for your time in advance!

    Kind Regards,

    [email protected]

  8. Looks great! I love how the peg board took all the clutter, and made it sane! We did the exact same thing in our space, it’s just not photo worthy 😉

    1. Thanks! I’m learning that pegboards are AWESOME at keeping things organized!