DIY Freestanding Pegboard Display

Written by alex smith | 13/05/2017
DIY Freestanding Pegboard Display
Organise products on a pegboard display for easy access in small spaces. (Guatemala products image by robert lerich from

If you run a store and have free space in the middle of the sales floor, a freestanding pegboard is a great way to display products. Unlike a wall-mounted version, this pegboard is accessible from both sides without wasting precious space. The tools and materials can all be purchased very inexpensively from a hardware store, and the display can be assembled in a few hours.

Lay the pegboard flat on the ground.

DIY Freestanding Pegboard Display
A frame similar to the one you'e building. (wood frame image by Pavel Losevsky from

Assemble a frame along the edges of the pegboard using the four long pieces of two-by-two board. The 4-foot pieces go along the top and bottom, while the 7-foot-8-inch pieces are sandwiched between them at the sides.

Connect the frame boards with 3-inch screws though the top and bottom corners. Use two screws per corner for stability. Any time you add screws, you should drill a pilot hole first.

Lay one piece pegboard on top of the frame and attach it with several 1-and-a-half-inch wood screws along each side.

Flip the frame over and attach the other pegboard.

Screw a 20-inch two-by-two under the bottom corners to act as legs. They should be at a 90-degree angle to the frame, so that when the frame is standing up the legs are sticking out underneath it pointing to the front and back.

DIY Freestanding Pegboard Display
The red shape in the lower right corner of this shape sorter is an example of a trapezoid. (series object on white - toy geometric toy image by Aleksandr Ugorenkov from

Cut a 45-degree angle in two corners of each 12-and-a-half-inch two-by-two, creating trapezoids instead of rectangles. These will be diagonal braces to give the stand stability.

DIY Freestanding Pegboard Display
The corners of this goal have diagonal braces. (soccer goal detail image by Yali Shi from

Attach each brace to the leg and frame with 1-and-a-half-inch screws, creating a triangle. There should be one on the front and back of each leg.


A pilot hole is a hole slightly narrower than the screw. It takes pressure off the wood and keeps it from splitting when the screw is inserted.

Tips and warnings

  • A pilot hole is a hole slightly narrower than the screw. It takes pressure off the wood and keeps it from splitting when the screw is inserted.

Things you need

  • Pegboard, 4 feet by 8 feet, 1/4-inch thick (2)
  • Two-by-two Boards, 7 feet 8 inches long (2)
  • Two-by-two Boards, 4 feet long (2)
  • Two-by-two Boards, 20 inches long (2)
  • Two-by-two Boards, 12 1/2 inches long (4)
  • 3-inch wood screws (10)
  • 1 1/2-inch wood screws (many)
  • Screwdriver
  • Saw
  • Drill

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