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How to Install Pegboard

Use these step-by-step instructions to frame and hang pegboard.

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frame and hang pegboard in a garage
  • Time

    2 hours

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Plan the Project

Pegboard sheets come in various sizes, ours is 4' x 6'. The surrounding frame is made with 1x3 boards with one vertical board running through the center of the pegboard.

Step 2: Find the Studs and Paint the Pegboard

Locate and mark the studs in the wall. Use a stud finder or a hammer and nail to identify the studs.Paint the face side of the pegboard before it is installed onto the wall. Paint the pieces of the frame to match the pegboard.

Step 3: Cut the Pegboard

Cut the pegboard to size using a circular saw and a guide. Cut the 1x3 frame wood to size using a circular saw.

cut pegboard to size using circular saw

Step 4: Frame and Secure the Pegboard

Attach the pegboard to the frame with short (5/8") staples from an air nailer. Attach the pegboard to the wall by screwing through the frame and into the studs -- four screws, two on top and two on bottom.

attach pegboard to frame