Peg Board Project How-to


-Peg board

-4 8′ 1 x 2 boards 

-1 12′ 1 x 1 board

-wood glue

-nail gun

-18 guage 1 1/2″ brad nails 



-peg board hooks


1. Decide what size peg board will work best for your space. We bought a 4 x 8 board and got it cut to 4 x 6. Remember, home improvement stores will cut wood for you! We also paid a few dollars more to get a white peg board, but you can get a  brown one and paint it any color you’d like. 

2. Cut 1x2s to 4′ and the other 2 to 6′, at 45 degree angles on each end. Apply wood glue at the joints and drive a couple of nails in each joint. My husband, Justin, used a Kreg jig to hold my joints together while connecting the joints. Then, he cut the 1×1 to fit the length of the board. Cut two more pieces of the 1×1 to brace each side of the frame to the center board.

3. I painted the sides white to match the front, and once everything is dry, find studs to screw the frame onto the wall. Use the level to ensure eveything is straight! 

4. Once the frame is in place, attach the peg board using brad nails onto the frame. 

5. Now for the fun part… play around with hook placements and add whatever you’d like! We created this board to display vintage kitchen finds and organize pots and pans. What would you do with your peg board? 


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