Pegboard is great to have in any garage or shop to hang your tools on, but to make it work properly you need to put wooden cleats around the back of it. The cleats allow the pegboard to remain off the wall so that you have room to put the hooks in.

To easily install the pegboard on the wall:

  • Set the blade on table or circular saw to 45 degrees.
  • Rip a 1×4 lengthwise into two pieces.
  • Attach one piece to the wall with the bevel facing up, making sure to drive the screws into the studs.
  • Take the second piece and screw it to the back of the pegboard with the bevel facing down.
  • Simply drop the pegboard into the first cleat that you hung on the wall.

The 45-degree angles on each piece should easily fit together and lock the pegboard assembly in place.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Joe Truini

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Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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