You can hang the tools that you use the most on the outside of this peg board box and then stuff just about anything else on the inside for clean, organized storage.
It’s really easy to make, but unless you have the right tools—like a circular saw—you’ll want to leave the cutting to the professionals.
A salesperson at your local hardware store can trim the peg board down to the right size. There may be a small charge, but it’s worth the money. You’ll get the right cut the first time, without the sawdust!
Peg board is a porous material, so it would take a lot of coats of regular primer for the paint to stick. Instead, we used Gesso, which acts as a primer for canvas and unfinished surfaces.
Gesso is especially great for holding acrylic paint and you can find it at a crafts shop or online.
You’ll also probably need a second set of hands to help you glue the four sides of the peg board box together.
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How to make a peg board box
- 4 pc 3/16″ peg board, cut into 15″ squares for sides
- 1 pc 3/16″ peg board, cut into 15 3/16″ square for bottom
- paint roller
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- sandpaper, fine grit
- painter’s tape
- spray paint
- wood glue
- zip tie
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- Using a paint roller, apply a coat of Gesso to one side of each board, including the edges. Allow it to dry, sand lightly then apply a second coat and allow it to dry.
- Using each of the four 15″ boards, tape off a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner using painter’s tape. Refer to our photo as a guide.
- Spray the portion below the tape with paint and allow it to dry.
- Apply a bead of wood glue along the edge of one board then join it to the edge of a second board to form a corner. Attach a zip tie through the top and bottom holes to hold the two boards together. Repeat with the other boards until all four corners are connected and glued.
- Make a thin border with glue along the surface of the bottom board. Set the box on top, make sure the edges match, then apply pressure to adhere. Wipe off excess glue and attach zip ties to secure.
- Hang pegboard hooks on the outside for tools then load up the inside of the box with whatever you want.