DIY: Free Standing Peg Board Displays

Updated April 17, 2017

A free standing pegboard display allows you to display multiple items in a small space. By having a standing pegboard, you can display large number of products without using any wall space. This is a great way to create a browsing inventory at an accessible level. To create a freestanding pegboard display, you will need a few handyman skills and some time to perfect the task.

Measure the 4-by-8 foot sheet of pegboard into two 4-by-4 foot sections. Cut the board into two separate pieces using a table saw.

Cut the pegboard to size using a table saw. You do not have to create an outline of the shape to be cut. Simply set the saw to cut at the mark along the edge and place the pegboard into the table saw. The saw will work with you to cut a straight line.

Cut the four ½ inch-by-½ inch wood spacers to the width of the pegboards. These will be used to attach the hinges as well as balance the pegboards.

Lay one ½ inch-by-½ inch wood section across the back of the panel along the top and bottom of each pegboard. Drive one ¾ inch nail through each end of the ½ inch-by-½ inch wood to attach the wood to the pegboard.

Lay both sections of pegboard back to back on top of each other so the four ½ inch-by-½ inch sections of wood are lined up and on top of each other. Position yourself near the top edge of the pegboard.

Measure in 6 inches from each outer edge and position a hinge at each location. Drive one ½ inch screw through each hinge hole to connect the two hinges to the two peg boards.

Stand pegboards in vertical position and separate them so they are slightly angled, connected by the hinges.

Snap the desired number of pegboard studs into the holes of the pegboard. This is done by inserting the pegs, slightly angling them upward, and pushing down as you insert them into the holes.

Things You'll Need

  • 4-by-8 sheet of pegboard
  • Two door hinges
  • Four ½ inch-by-½ inch wood spacers, 48 inches long
  • Eight ½ inch screws
  • Eight ¾ inch nails
  • Hammer
  • Drill
  • Phillips head drill bit
  • Large box of metal pegs
  • Tape measure
  • Table saw
  • Pencil
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