DIY Pegboard Entryway Project

15 Materials
2 Hours

*This post was sponsored by WORKPRO® Tools, however, all opinions expressed are my own.

I am excited to be sharing this DIY pegboard entryway project with you today. This is the project, I never knew I needed. At my apartment we have a small key holder that has been used to store my dogs belongings, keys, and my purse. Needless to say that it has been a bit crowded. This is why I am elated to be sharing this super easy DIY pegboard project tutorial. It is versatile, easy to make, and budget friendly.

I was stoked receive a lot of new tools from WORKPRO®, and I must say I really enjoyed using them for this project. Not only were the tools great quality, but I am in love with my new tool boxes. I find the more organized I can be with my tools, the easier it is to execute fun projects like this on.

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Step 1 – Prepared my Workspace

laid down the scrap plywood I got at Home Depot and layered my ½ “ plywood on top. 

From there, I added a piece of pegboard to use as a guide to draw the holes. To secure these pieces together, I used my WORKPRO® clamps to keep them together.

Step 2 – Use My Pegboard as a Guide

I wanted to make sure I drew holes that would be centered on the plywood board, so I divided the length and width to figure out how many holes I needed to use in my pegboard guide to space between the holes I was actually going to drill. I figured out I needed to distance each hole by five spacer holes.

Step 3 – Drilled Holes in Plywood

Once all my holes have been marked, I removed the guide pegboard and got out my WORKPRO® power drill, ¾ “ paddle bit, and jig guide.

The jig is used to make sure my drill stay at 90 degrees to keep the hole straight.

Step 4 – Sand Plywood

I took my power sander and began with a rougher grit and worked my way to a finer grit to make sure it was smoothing out the plywood. I didn’t want there to be any splintering or rough patches.

Step 5 – Cut Wood Dowels

With my mitre box, back saw, ruler, and pencil I was able to measure out 2.5” pegs on my ¾” dowels and six 3” pegs for some small 3 inch shelves I made from scrap wood.

Step 6 – Mount Plywood on the Wall

This step was a lot easier than I thought it would be because the plywood I chose at ½” wasn’t very heavy. Therefore a stud in the wall was not needed to secure it when hanging. I used 4 wood screws in each corner and my power drill to secure it into place.

Step 7 – Add Dowel Pegs to Create the Perfect Configuration

What I love about this project is that it can be configured into many different forms.

I decided to use it for my dog’s treats, potty bags, harness, sweaters, and leash. It also works for a face mask hanger and a great spot for keys.

So what did you think of this DIY pegboard project? Do you feel inspired to try one of your own? Thanks again to WORKPRO® Tools for sponsoring this project. Please let me know how you would configure it in the comments below.

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  • Michelle Koester Michelle Koester on Jun 25, 2021

    Did you leave the shelves you put on the pegs loose or did you attach to those pegs?

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