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im setting up my garage still and have resisted till now the urge to buy pegboard...


ive been putting up wood shelves and particle board and screwing hooks into it..That works fine for hammers and heavy things.. But for bulk stuff like screwdrivers & wrenches id need way too many hooks.. and i want a way to do it neatly....

i finally broke down and got some peg board...
4*8 sheet


I never really cared for it.. but it seem like the best way to hold lots of little stuff...


You guys like it? dislike it?

got any pics of how you set yours up? id like some ideas...


they had some pegboard hooks at home depot but most seemed sort of cheesy...
 

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The only thing I dont like about peg board is when you pull a tool in a hurry, you tend to pull the holder out as well. If I ever get the barn workshop cleaned, I will use it for stuff.
 

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SJ,

I have peg board around my small work bench and I really like it. I can hang tools I use a lot or wrenches in size sequence, and find them quickly.

Here is a pic of my bench area when I was getting started. Pretty skimpy. I have shelving all across the top now, and it's full.

<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/kgregc/Garage%20and%20Barn/Fullworkbench.jpg">

I'll try to get better pics today....PDT

I also bought the good hooks from Ace Hardware. They come with a black plastic clip that holds the hook in place. The cheap ones are simply a PITA!
 

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Personally, I hate the stuff. It certainly not (IMHO) an efficient way to store much of anything as there is allways a lot of lost space between various items and holders. Hooks etc are always falling out. They do make a heavier commercial grade of 1/4" thick tempered hardboard with 1/4 inch holes but the common ly available 1/8 standard with 1/8 holes is flimsey and after awhile starts warping. I obtaianed a huge quanity of commercial prepainted hardboard from a Western Auto Store that closed up, in sizes from 2 x 4 sheet to whole sheets all with a nice painted surface of Red, white or Blue, and installed it in my chicken house for a wall divider and other various projects in the barn, bot not one of them was used as its intended purpose of hanging items off. I seem to have a certain love / hate affair for pegboard, as through the years I have bought it and gave it another go, and then ripped it out, swearing never to buy the stuff again, only to eventually go and buy it again, and I keep repeating this cycle............
 

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I hate the stuff! It wastes far too much space. It also discourages you from putting tools away where you know where they are because the hangers are awkward. Little tools should be in shallow drawers that are too shallow to hide anything. The best way is to have a separate drawer for each type tool.

Tools that hang can be on hinged tool boards so that the boards can be opened like a book... thereby vastly increasing the available space.

The picture shows my general repair bench... the machine shop is in a different room with separate tool storage.

George

<img src=http://members.toast.net/gwill/album/Shop/Shop_workbench.jpg>
 

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I gotta tell ya - I love peg board. I went with the heavier 1/4" sheets and basically put it around my whole garage. Until I build my Norm Abrams fashioned woodworking shop, the two car garage will have to do. Although, my wife keeps telling me a garage is to park a car in... ha ha. She is soo funny.

Anyway, here are 3 pics - I keep everything from wood-working "stuff" to all the random yard tools on peg board.

Someone mentioned that the hooks come off. I know I use the little black clips that come with the hooks to lock them down. This worked great with hand tools - especially wrenches as you tend to rip them off the board. I no longer use the pegboard for hand tools - I have a Craftsman tool box (roll away) for that...

Good luck with your decision - if you go with the pegboard, I suggest affixing straight to the studs (no spacers) and only using the 1/4" stuff...

John
 

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finally, number 3...

FYI - no workbench in any of these, yet. I am trying to get space figured out so that it can be movable, strong and still allow my wife at least some space in the garage.
 

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I deleted my other post and am attaching a better sized picture. I like the stuff very much but drawers and shelves have their uses also.
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thanks guys.. I did buy the 1/4" board.. i did not buy the spacers, they look pretty good.. ill have to look around for good hangers to put up.

a agree w/gwill.. 'things belong put away'
i do have a toolbox (not made it out to the garage yet.. )
and that will hold my hand tools wrenches ect.. but stuff like random scree drivers, clamps, saws, paint brushes, and junk like that seems to make more sense hanging them up...


BTW: Guys.. really nice setups... thanks

Greg, your toolbench is nice looks like a home made cabinet..
PSR: thats the longest toolbench ive seen..
JTD1: im amazed you got all that stuff on those boards.. it shows that the 1/4" is at the very least; strong enough to hold shovels and stuff....
 

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simplejohn:

You can not imagine how much crap is on those peg boards. My garage is usually spotless but for some reason its become a storage shed for family. I am trying to resolve that...

I put a bunch of the assorted hook kits at Lowes or HD and then bought a bunch of the specific longer sizes I wanted. Some of the hooks are holding two or three shovels. In the bottom corner near the cabinents I have 100' sections of j-cord (heavy duty extension cords). 50' rolls of air hose... you name.

With those peg hook kits come the little black snap things that work really well. Let me know how you make out...

Oh, one more piece of advice. I got a little happy with my framing nailer when putting up the peg board. If I could do it over, I would screw it in. I had to rip out one section and toss it as I covered an power outlet... oops.

John
 

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Sj, that bench is a little over 3 feet deep and is 24 foot long. I plan on mounting boxes, like the one that is already there, all the way down the bench.
 

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jtd why no spacers?
I was going to screw into the studs but the spacers seemed to make sense so i could get the back of the hooks behind the board...

do that inhibit the strength?
 

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I tried peg board ounce. After buying all the different hooks and stuff they kept pulling off when I grabed a tool. I went back to plywood and nails.
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simple john

i (over) nailed straight to the studs figuring that the weight of all the crap going on there would make it pull or warp.

Its true that you lose some space where you can hook stuff but I use the 1/4" stuff and actually have screwed coffee cans, small trays, etc to the peg board itself to hold small parts, etc. For example, my weed whacker is one that has the heavy duty string or several blades for cutting brush. My wife found these little metal "pans" - they actually look like mini bread pans - I screwed them right under the hooks for the extra string and blades and store the special nuts/collars that are needed for the blades.

I will take a pic and send it over...

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If you have a work bench thats all that anyone will need. It can hold a heap of junk all piled up on it. When its full use the floor, then the table on the drill press and finally start to pile stuff on the vise and bench grinder, and when you need to work on something just borrow the wifes kitchen or dining room table...........and if you let the mess on the table she will usually always just pitch it into the shop or garage so that saves you from having to clean up and put things away........and leaves more time for important things like drinking beer and soaking in a hot tub, or dreaming about the "Twins" or........how to fanagle a new piece of equipment by the better half!
 

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If you have a work bench thats all that anyone will need. It can hold a heap of junk all piled up on it. When its full use the floor, then the table on the drill press and finally start to pile stuff on the vise and bench grinder, and when you need to work on something just borrow the wifes kitchen or dining room table...........and if you let the mess on the table she will usually always just pitch it into the shop or garage so that saves you from having to clean up and put things away........and leaves more time for important things like drinking beer and soaking in a hot tub, or dreaming about the "Twins" or........how to fanagle a new piece of equipment by the better half!

chip thats just what im trying to avoid... Well except maybe the beer and twins dreaming.. and of course trying to sneak a johny bucket by....
 

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Very nice job to all of you I went out to my shop to take a picture of my work bench but damn since I started my new little tractor barn I can't find it!! I know it's under there somewhere!!

BTW go see your local hardware guy (True Value and etc.) and ask him to order some peg hooks from his store/dealer section in his catalog (much better and cheaper too) by all means use heavy grade pegboard on 1x2 firing strips and with these commercial hooks you will need an elephant to help you remove them!!

Once again your work areas look great (mine use to and will again maybe!)

Dean
 
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