Build a pegboard display
Make an organisation wall to suit every need!
Tired of the boring shelves in your bedroom? A versatile DIY pegboard could be just the answer to all of your worries! This board works perfectly for maintaining a sleek and organised look in addition to providing shelves in your bedroom or garage! It also caters to all storage needs, as it can be arranged any way you want!
WHAT YOU NEED
- A construction adhesive (e.g. UniBond One For All)
- 2 plywood plates
- Wooden sticks
- Wood paint
Electric drill, Mitre saw, Tape measure, Cartridge gun, Brush, Pain roller and tray, Metal ruler, Sandpaper, Safety gloves, Masking tape
Get the Materials
You will need a construction adhesive (e.g. UniBond One For All), two plywood plates with the same size based on the wall you are sticking on (one with 20mm in thickness and one with 10mm), wooden sticks that should be approximately 200mm long (the number of sticks is based on the number of holes you decide to have in your plywood plate) and its diameter should be the same as the diameter of the holes you will drill in one of the plates (recommended diameter: 30mm).
You will also need a tape measure, a pencil, a cartridge gun, sandpaper, a ruler, a cloth, a pair of safety gloves, an electric drill (with holesaw), masking tape, a brush, a paint roller, a paint tray, wood paint and mitre saw.
Preparation of the wall
Please ensure that the wall you will be sticking the peg board on is rigid enough and free of dust, grease and any other loose materials.
Draw a grid on the 20mm thick plywood plate
Take a pencil and tape measure and mark out a grid. This is for the holes which you will drill later. Start at the corner of the plywood plate - leave a distance of 80mm from the side. The distance between the grid lines should also be 80mm.
Drill holes in your grid
With a holesaw, drill into the grid in which you marked in the previous step. Smooth all of the wholes with sandpaper.
Glue both of the plates to each other
First, apply construction adhesive (e.g. UniBond One For All) to the backside of the drilled plywood plate. Only apply a dot of adhesive in the centre of the 4 holes, then stick it and press firmly onto the other plywood plate. Wait approximately 12 hours to dry, and think of the many ways you'll make use of this in the mean time!
Once dry, paint the wooden plywood plates using a roller. DO NOT PAINT the surface in which you will be sticking to the wall!
Prepare the wooden sticks
Wrap the base of the wooden sticks with masking tape (you should only tape the depth of the drilled hole in the plywood plate - 2mm e.g. if the depth of the plate is 20mm then you should only tape 18mm).
Paint the wooden sticks
Gather the wood sticks and paint everything that isn't covered with masking tape with the color of your choosing. Make it pop!
Glue the sticks inside the drilled holes
Wait for the paint to dry and then remove the tape from the wooden sticks you have prepared in the previous step. Apply a small dot of construction adhesive into the drilled whole where you would like to place the wooden stick. Press the wooden stick into the whole immediately and hold firmly whilst also turning. Repeat this process on any surface you'd like the wooden sticks. Let your imagination run wild and customize as you please!
Let it dry
Wait 24 hours for all pieces to dry and take a well-deserved break!
Put up the installation
Apply beads of construction adhesive (e.g. UniBond One For All) 5cm apart in vertical stripes over the whole backside of the plywood plate. Press firmly against the wall and twist slightly for full adhesion.
Now that you have your pegboard display, take a leap, add some shelves, and decorate it with your own taste! Consider adding colour, texture, patterns! Create some nice jewellery and hang it there!