DIY: A Stylish, Modern Wooden Pegboard

After admiring Julie’s wooden pegboard from Germany (as seen in Remodelista: The Organized Home), I hinted to my husband, Chad, that it would make a lovely Christmas present. He, being a woodworking hobbyist, decided it would be easier to make one himself.

Not quite.

Without directions or guidelines, designing and executing a pegboard so that everything lines up cleanly takes a lot of thought. Fortunately, my husband has done the work for you. Chad now has three such boards under his belt. Total time to make one? About four or five hours. Not easy, but definitely doable in one day.

Here’s Chad’s how-to.

Above: Birch plywood is made from sheets of wood veneer that are “cross-banded”—with the grain at perpendicular angles—and bonded with exterior grade glue, resulting in a stronger board. It’s also among the more beautiful plywoods, with a smooth, light surface and distinct grain. Chad bought his Baltic birch ply at Home Depot.Wood and hardware

¾-inch thick birch plywood (approximately 24 by 48 inches) for pegboard or base
½-inch thick birch plywood (approximately 24 by 48 inches) for shelves
4-to-6¾-inch thick oak wood dowels (approximately 36 inches long) for pegs
1-inch wood screws for shelves
Four long (1¾ inch) wood screws to screw the backboard into the wall studs


table saw
chop saw
countersink drill bit (No. 6)
bench vise
drum sander
hand sander
belt sander

For a more manual approach, you could use a circular saw and hand saw, but these tools would make it hard to achieve even edges.

Step 1: Sand base board.

To create a smooth surface, lightly sand the edges of ¾-inch plywood base.

Step 2: Create template.
Above: When designing your own board, a few precut pegs can help you visualize the layout. (See Step 6 to learn how to cut the dowels.)
Decide how big to make your board, how many holes, and the ideal spacing of the holes. Look around on the Web to see what others have done. Or follow Chad’s template below.
Especially if you want to make multiple uniform pegboards, it’s helpful to create a template. Tape a sheet of paper, equal in size, to the front of your board (typically, birch plywood has a back side that is less aesthetically pleasing, so be sure to select the cleaner side as the front).
Measure and mark your spacing.
Drill through the paper with a small bit, to mark the center where you will drill your larger peg holes.
Remove paper and save in case you make another board.

Above: Note that the border is measured from the edge of the board to the center of each hole. Once a larger hole is drilled, the border will be less than two inches.

Chad’s template using a 24-by-48-inch plywood board:

Two-inch borders
Six evenly spaced horizontal holes four inches apart from center to center
12 evenly spaced vertical holes four inches apart from center to center

Above: This detail shows the small center holes that mark where to drill larger peg holes.Step 3: Drill holes from both sides.
Above: When drilling holes, make sure your drill bit is perfectly perpendicular to the board, otherwise your holes will be too big and your pegs will be loose.
To avoid holes in your worktable, place another piece of cheap or scrap plywood under your baseboard.
Using the smaller holes from the template as your guide, begin drilling the larger holes with an 11/16-inch drill bit. Note: Pegs are typically slightly smaller than ¾ inch so the 11/16 inch bit provides a tighter fit; however, you may need to use the ¾ inch bit instead.
To avoid splitting the plywood, drill just until the bit begins to poke through. Don’t drill all the way through.
When all holes are drilled from the front, turn the board over and finish each hole from the back.

Above: Sample of larger holes drilled part-way. Above: Example of the finished holes drilled from the back side.Step 4: Sand holes.
Above: Example of sanding each hole.
Use the drum sander to gently clean up the rough edges in the holes.
Don’t over-sand or your pegs won’t fit tightly.

Above: Completed baseboard. You’re halfway there!Step 6: Cut six-inch dowels or pegs.
Above: When using saws, be sure to wear safety goggles and keep hands clear of the blades.
Use handsaw and bench vise, or use chop saw to cut dowels into six-inch pegs. Some will be used just as pegs; some will be used for shelves.
Sand the edges of each peg by hand to avoid splinters.

Step 7: Cut six-inch lengths for shelf boards.
Above: Chad cuts the shelf boards.
Use a table saw, or a circular saw if by hand, to cut six-inch strips from the half-inch birch plywood; you will use this wood to make the shelves.

Step 8: Cut shelves into three widths.
Above: Cutting the shelf widths.
Calculating shelf widths is a bit awkward with this project because they will be determined by the number of holes each shelf crosses.

First decide how many single (straddling two holes), double (between three holes), and triple shelves you need.
Determine if you want the sides of your shelf boards to overlap the pegs underneath or rest flush with them. Chad and I decided that we wanted a 1½-inch overlap.
Measure and mark each length of shelf.
Cut with chop saw.

Step 9: Sand shelves and pegs.
Above: Once cut and sanded, the edges of your shelves with have a nice textured grain.
Hand sand the edges of each shelf and peg to avoid splinters.

Step 10: Drill holes in shelf pegs with countersink bit.
Above: Chad begins to drill a hole for the shelf pegs.
Based on how many shelves you have, determine the number of pegs that need screw holes. You’ll need two per shelf.
Secure pegs in a vice.
Mark the center of the peg with a pencil.
Using a No. 6 countersink drill bit (so screws will be hidden from view), drill one hole at the center of each shelf peg. Chad recommends one hole for beginner pegboard makers, as a single screw will allow the pegs to pivot a bit in case one’s peg holes are slightly off. For more advanced makers, two holes are more secure. Chad recommends these be drilled 1½ inches and four inches from the front edge of peg.

Above: Sample of countersink hole drilled with countersink bit.Step 11: Screw pegs to shelves.
Above: Shelf assembly.
Once you’ve completed all your drill holes, use a measure to mark peg placement, so that each is ¾ inch from the front of the shelf and one inch from the sides.
Gently screw in each peg, so as not to split the shelf.

Step 12: With Countersink Bit, Drill Holes in Each Corner for Hanging
Above: Countersink drill hole used for hanging the board.
You are ready to hang your board!

Measure and mark one inch from the top and side edges of each of the four corners of the baseboard.
Using the same countersink drill bit as above, drill a hole in each corner.
Note: If your walls are drywall or similar material, they may not be able to support the weight of the board. In this case, you should use a stud finder to identify where to hang your board. Make sure to adjust the placement of your holes accordingly.

Step 13: Drill Base to Wall
Above: I hung my pegboard over my desk.
Place your board in desired location, and use a level to make sure it’s straight.
Secure to wall with four two-inch screws.

Step 14: Arrange shelves and pegs.
Above: Pegboard complete!
Now is the fun part. Arrange shelves as desired and organize your items on shelves and pegs.

Above: In addition to storage for office supplies, my pegboard serves as a mini gallery for my children’s’ sculptures.
Looking for more pegboard inspiration? See:

Kitchen of the Week: An Artful Kitchen Created from Reclaimed Ikea Parts, Extreme Budget Edition
12 Favorites: Pegboard Storage Organizers
News You Can Use: Ikea’s Skådis Pegboards Now Available in US

N.B.: This post first ran on the Organized Home on February 21, 2018.

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