The Best Ideas for Hanging Tools in a Shed

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The Best Ideas for Hanging Tools in a Shed
Space your pegboard hooks to suit your needs. (Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

Storage sheds are generally small, so making use of all the space is critical to having a clutter-free space. Hanging tools not only keeps the floor area clean, but it is also easier to find the tool you need quickly. An organised shed also eliminates the possibility of buying duplicates to replace tools that are merely misplaced or hidden from view.

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Pegboards are available in either wood or steel and attach to wall studs using screws. Holes are generally spaced one inch apart in uniform rows and columns. Wood boards come in two thicknesses, 1/8 and 1/4 inch. The ¼ inch thickness is more dependable and sturdy for holding large tools. A J-hook is inserted into a hole and will hold tools with a hole already in the handle, such as a wrench. Support hammers by placing the head between two J-hooks spaced at the appropriate distance. Frequently used tools placed on the pegboard are easy to see and tracing the outline of a tool on the pegboard allows you to quickly identify missing tools. Steel pegboards are more adapt at holding heavy tools and also have a more professional look.

Magnetic Strips

Metal magnetic strips are convenient for screwdrivers, wrenches and even some paintbrushes. Place the magnetic strips on a pegboard or mount directly to the wall studs. Keep your most frequently used tools at your fingertips using this easy hanging method.

Add Space

Add more hanging space by nailing a 2-by-4 board to the wall studs, then hang hooks and clamps to this.


Large utility hooks hold as much as 22.7kg. of weight and are screwed into the wall. Utility hooks are designed in different shapes to accommodate a variety of tools. Hooks for a ladder have a flat design and are slightly hooked at the end to keep the ladder from slipping off. Other hooks with a U-shape hold push brooms or shovels.


Clamps snap and lock onto long handled tool such as brooms, racks or hoes. Release the grip of the clamp by pulling the tool away from the clamp. Mount clamps high on the wall using screws. Rotate the placement of tools 82.2 degrees Cor optimum use of space by having every other handle pointing up.

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