Asked on Jul 10, 2018

Attaching retail style pegboard shelves to the wall.

by Cheryl

I purchased some retail style, metal framed pegboard shelves from the local farm store when they were selling them off. These are the ones with the metal shelves that attach to the frame. Apparently I neglected to get the bases so there is no way to make them free standing. I’m trying to figure out a way to attach them to the walls so I can use the shelves. Any ideas would be appreciated!

q attaching retail style pegboard shelves to the wall
  6 answers
  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 10, 2018
    Mount into a wood frame, with spacer at the back, then attach wood frame vertically to walls with appropriate screws.

  • Ann Ann on Jul 10, 2018

    First, find studs, then nail 2x3 or 2x4 frame onto them. Then nail peg board onto frame. This way you can see what you’re doing better and the 2 or more inches gives you plenty of space behind the board to stick hooks into. You’ll love this. I decluttered mu garage with them. Good luck !

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    • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Aug 05, 2018

      To attach in the channel you will need hardware. Namely: 3/4 inch to 1 and 1/4 brackets. You will need to mount those with the bracket inward to ne save, and also need to drill through the metal frame to mount those brackets.

      It is such a pain, after all tht expense on 8 brackets with bolts and anchors for the wall, to then have 8 brackets visible too, your end result is

      A. you say:

      I shoulda made a frame to hide the ugly brackets in the first place to make it more easily mount to the wall, safely with anchors

      B. You don't say A, and it falls off the wall mount, or shelf and hurts somebody.

      As neither of A nor B are desired results you should instead:

      I Mount the gondola or pegboard to a purchased frame.

      Then Mount the frame to the studs.


      II build a wood frame out of 2×4s around the metal, slightly larger in the rear but smaller in the front, sort of as fireplaces or chalkboards do, to hang that wood frame instead, so the entire gondola inserts inside only through the back of the wood frame, but cannot fall out of the front


      III Get the proper mounting hardware for Gondolas, to rather than makeshift around the fact hardware was missing on purchase, you do ig right once rather than wrong 12 times and over and over again

      My opinion is option III works and looks the best, plus it is the most safe option.

  • Lbr24389409 Lbr24389409 on Jul 11, 2018

    I used to build these fixtures in stores years ago, what I think you have Is a frame made out of the chanel that holds shelves with a peg board insert. I would mount some horizontal wood boards on the wall screwing into the wall studs and then mount with long screws into the strips through the peg board or channel. You need enough space between the wall and pegboard to mount the hooks so choose your wood boards with that in mind. I would use washers on the side facing out to hold the pegboard in place: screw, washer, pegboard.

    • Cheryl Cheryl on Jul 11, 2018

      Is this going to allow me to use the shelves that attach in the channels?

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Jul 11, 2018

    I’m really wanting to use the metal shelves that attach to the channels even more than the pegboard. Thanks though!