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November 21, 2005

studio gets pegboard for tools

by sven at 11:19 pm

For a long time we've been talking about putting up a pegboard for carpentry tools in the kitchen... Saturday I finally got together all the materials I needed and did the job.

The new pegboard resides by the backdoor and holds nearly all the tools we have. The powertools don't fit -- but that's OK: the cords look like hell when you mount them on the wall. It's 30 inches wide, and 7 feet tall; an inch up from the floor molding, and an inch over from the corner of the wall. I'd intended to have it crammed right into that corner, to maximize space -- but there's wood immediately behind the drywall there, so I had to move it over.

Creating this thing was a little tricky. First you build a frame out of 1"x2"x8' pieces of wood, matching the size of the pegboard exactly. Remember: you need space behind the pegboard so the hooks have somewhere to go! Drill supports into the wall, then attach the frame to them. Next you attach the pegboard itself to the frame. Put hooks in, and you're done!

Hm. When I write it out, the job sounds easier than it actually was...

Total work time (including buying parts): about six hours.

posted by sven | November 21, 2005 11:19 PM | categories: studio space