How to Hang Pegboard In a Garage
- 1). Cut the 2-by-4 boards in half with a circular saw. You need two 4-foot lengths for each sheet of pegboard you use.
- 2). Locate the first stud in your wall starting from the left corner of the wall. Mark the stud with a pencil.
- 3). Place a 2-by-4 vertically against the stud and place a level on the side of the board. Make sure the board is level vertically. Screw it to the stud using an electric screwdriver and 3-inch drywall screws. Place one screw approximately 1 inch from the top of the board, and more approximately every 8 inches as you go down the pegboard.
- 4). Measure to the right 32 inches from the right side of the 2-by-4 you already installed, and mark the spot. Double check to ensure you have a stud at that location with the stud finder. If you do not find a stud there, move the stud finder to the left until you locate the second stud in the wall. Tape a measurement between the studs and cut the pegboard with a circular saw so it matches the length between studs.
- 5). Place the second 2-by-4 vertically on the stud and use the level to ensure it is set correctly on the wall. Screw the stud to the wall with your electric screwdriver and 3-inch drywall screws.
- 6). Place the pegboard onto the 2-by-4s. Line up the left edge of the pegboard with the left edge of the left 2-by-4. Secure the pegboard to both 2-by-4s with 1-inch drywall screws. Use four to five screws per 2-by-4. Place one screw approximately 1 inch from the top of the board, others approximately every 8 inches as you go down the pegboard.