Oct 15 , 2018

Organize Anything with Pegboard: 14 Ideas and Tips

Pegboard SpecsFamily Handyman

Pegboard Specs

All pegboard has holes with 1-in. spacing, but there are two thicknesses and two hole sizes available.
  • 'Small hole' pegboard is usually 1/8-in.-thick hardboard with 3/16-in.-diameter holes. The holes will accommodate only the smaller 1/8-in. pegs. This thickness is good for small projects and for hanging lighter weight stuff. But for heavy tools—and longevity—go with the thicker board.
  • 'Large hole' pegboard is usually 1/4-in.-thick hardboard with 1/4-in.-diameter holes that will accept both 1/8-in. and 1/4-in. hooks. This is the type you need for workshops, garages and other heavy-use areas. Some pegboard shelves come with a melamine coating on one side.

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