A pegboard wall makes a great way to hang your tools in the shop for easy access. When we had finished building the workbench across the back wall of the shop, we covered the wall space above it with pegboard.

After marking the location of the window and electrical outlets, we cut out the window opening with a circular saw and the electrical outlets using a rotary speed saw.

Once all the cuts had been made, the pegboard was nailed in place with the smooth side facing out. It was easy to nail up the pegboard, since you can see the studs through the holes.

Next, we installed a 1” x 12” shelf above the pegboard by attaching a 1” x 2” cleat along the wall and supporting it with 2” x 4” diagonal braces above the shelf to keep them out of the way.

A 1½” hole was drilled in the workbench to accommodate a dust collection hose for a miter saw that was connected to the shop vac. As a final touch, we extended the window stool so it could support a fan to provide either a cool breeze or exhaust any fumes in the shop.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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