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Full Length Craft Room Pegboard DIY

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Full Length Craft Room Pegboard DIY

You may remember seeing my craft room inspiration post;  in that post I showed my inspiration for a craft room pegboard.  I have seen several diy pegboard craft organizers online and wasn’t sure if I wanted one.  They can be cute and useful but  they can really add clutter to a work space if your not careful.

After some deliberation I decided to add a pegboard to hang up large items. Instead of having something that stood out this pegboard is designed to somewhat blend in with the walls.
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Materials

Hubs spent a day helping me to put this together.   Starting at Lowes we bought a full sheet of pegboard, crown moulding with a flat bottom, plain moulding for the remaining 3 sides and 2 square millwork accent mouldings.

Start by measuring your wall space and then cut the pegboard to fit.  Our pegboard ended up being 6 1/2 feet tall (78 in) by 30 in wide.

We purchased a full sheet of pegboard and cut it to size.

For the frame we  made sure to pick up moulding that has a flat bottom,  the one shown is 4 inches wide.  The flat bottom means the crown moulding can stand out in the farmhouse style and no mitered corners to cut.
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The side and bottom is done with plain flat 2″ moulding.

diy pegboard craft organizer installing pegboardFor the two bottom corners of the frame purchase 2 – 2″ square millwork accent mouldings like the one in the picture.

 

 

 

 

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Cut and Paint the Pegboard

The hardest part of making this pegboard is cutting the flimsy pegboard material. As the pegboard sheet is quite floppy,  you will need two people to hold the pegboard while you cut it to size using a table saw.

Once the pegboard is cut, paint it to coordinate with your wall colour.  Make sure to paint it before adding the trim.  This one is painted in Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter (our home’s base colour and I always have some on hand).   We just painted the side that would be showing and left the back unpainted.

Add the Moulding

Measure and cut the top crown moulding so there is a 1/2 inch overhang at each end. Ours was cut to 31″.   Glue and then nail the moulding to the pegboard.  Hubs used a air nailer and nailed the moulding from the back of the pegboard.

Place the two millwork squares on the bottom corners (flush no overhang) again attach with glue then nail in place.

Once the squares are attached measure between the squares and the top moulding.  Cut your plain moulding to length and glue and nail in place.

I was hoping that the original white on the mdf would be adequate, it wasn’t so I gave it a second coat of white paint.

Attach to the Wall

The peg board may need to hold a  significant amount of weight so you have to ensure the peg board is mounted securely.  The first step is to find the wall studs and mark their location.

We were able to line up the existing holes of the pegboard with the studs.  If possible try and place your pegboard so that the pegboard holes line up with the studs.  Predrill a hole into the studs.  If you weren’t able to line up the pegboard hole and the stud, predrill both the pegboard and the stud.

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You will need 4 screw in/bolts,  8 nuts and 4 acorn nuts.  These special bolts have one end with a wood screw and the other end is a bolt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

diy pegboard craft organizer installing pegboardHand spin two nuts onto the bolt end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

diy pegboard craft organizer installing pegboardPlace the wood screw end into the predrilled wall stud.  Using the top nut and a wrench turn the nut, this results in the screw end drilling into the wood.     Tighten to the desired length from the wall. Make sure there is a gap between the wall and the pegboard so you have room for the pegboard accessory pins.  Fasten the end of the bolt with an acorn nut.

Do this in four spots, two on the top and two on the bottom.

 

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As you can see I have kept my pegboard quite bare.  I am using it to hang some larger project materials, yard sticks and stencils.  The little wire hangar with the tiny crochet fairy dresses is my new craft drying rack.

Peg boards don’t need to be cluttered to be handy.

 

 

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26 thoughts on “Full Length Craft Room Pegboard DIY

    1. Other than ripping the pegboard on the tablesaw I could easily do this one on my own. Its super easy to put together and the mouldings fancy it up just enough to make it okay to bring the idea in from the garage version.

    1. Hi Janine. Thank you, the moulding really helps make it for the home. I also considered doing some stenciling on it, but choose to leave it as is. At least for now.

  1. I would love to have a pegboard in our craft room, it such a great idea and perfect for storage Leanna. It always fascinated me when people mentioned they had to find wall studs. I just couldn’t figure it out. Thank goodness for google. All the houses here in South Africa have solid brick walls inside and out so it’s probably much easier for us just to hang something up without taking the studs into consideration.

    1. Canadian walls need insulation, I imagine brick walls would be freezing cold. Drilling everything into a brick wall has to be hard work though.

      Here the wood frame is covered with gyproc and then painted. If you don’t find the screw their isn’t enough material to hold up anything heavy.

      Love that you mentioned the difference. Interesting to know.

    1. Thank you Janice. I am quite proud of its design. It is a pegboard so you can only do so much, but it looks pretty darn good on the craft room wall.

    1. For a dining room I think you could do one where the top is a box valence for curtains. If you have company close the curtains and whose to know. Hope this makes sense.

    1. The main thing is to remember to leave a space between the pegboard and the wall, the various clips need the room.

    1. Hi Mary: I like it for all those large items that won’t fit in a container and to hang things up that I am working on. I thought a long time before finally deciding I could make one that blended in.

    1. I think they will be really handy for hanging large items on. This one is large enough to hold all kinds of things.

  2. Any ideas to keep craft supplies in order is welcome, I seem to have the most stuff and am constantly looking for ways to tame it all! This looks great.

  3. I hear you loud and clear. I grab craft supplies when I see them on sale or when I get to travel to the USA. In addition I tend to keep all kinds of little leftovers. Storage of all the decor and crafting supplies can become an issue in no time at all.

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