How to build a pegboard display

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How to build a pegboard display
A pegboard can display a lot of jewellery. (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

When it comes to displaying products to sell, a pegboard is the ideal way to go. Pegboards let you hang multiple items in an organised manner. Pegboards are simple to work with because they have hooks that can be installed and removed in an instant. These boards contain multiple holes, letting you display items of any size. Creating a pegboard display requires minimal skills and patience.

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Things you need

  • 4-by-8 sheet pegboard
  • Two pieces ½-by-½-inch wood, 48-inches long
  • Four 3/4-inch nails
  • Large box of metal hooks
  • Tape measure
  • Table saw
  • Pencil
  • Two 3-inch screws
  • Drill
  • Phillips head drill bit
  • Stud finder
  • Hammer

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  1. 1

    Measure the desired size of pegboard for your display. Create a 4-by-4 or 2-by-4 pegboard display if you do not have a full wall.

  2. 2

    Mark where to cut the pegboard. Place the pegboard on the table saw; cut straight lines.

  3. 3

    Cut the two ½-by-½-by-48-inch pieces of wood to the width of the pegboard section you will use for the display.

  4. 4

    Place the ½-by-½-inch wood pieces along the top and bottom edges of the pegboard on the back side. Drive two 3/4-inch nails through each section at each corner to mount the wood to the pegboard. This will create a space between the pegboard and the wall to make hanging the hooks easier.

  5. 5

    Find the wall studs in the hanging area with a stud finder. Mark each stud that will be behind the pegboard with a pencil.

  6. 6

    Place the pegboard over the marked studs. Drive one 3-inch screw through each of the top corners of the pegboard. Drive the screws through the pegboard as well as the ½-by-½-inch piece of wood. Drive the screws directly through the wall studs.

  7. 7

    Snap the desired number of pegboard hooks into the holes of the pegboard. Insert the back end of the hooks, slightly angling them upward, and pushing down as you insert them into the holes.

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