1. Will pegboard hooks work on slatwall?
  2. Will pegboard hold guns?
  3. How thick are pegboard furring strips?
  4. How big are pegboard holes? What size are pegboard holes?
  5. What are pegboards made of?
  6. What are pegboard hooks?
  7. How are pegboard hooks measured?
  8. What are pegboard spacers?
  9. Why is pegboard so expensive?
  10. How to mount pegboard? How to hang pegboard? How to install pegboard?
  11. How to use pegboard?
  12. How pegboard works?
  13. Where to buy pegboard? Who carries pegboard?
  14. Where to buy pegboard hooks? Who sells pegboard hooks?
  15. Can you paint pegboard?
  16. Can pegboard be used outside?
  17. Can pegboard be cut?
  18. Can pegboard get wet?

Will pegboard hooks work on slatwall?

Although pegboard hooks may fit into the slatwall groove, it is not a good idea to use pegboard hooks in the slatwall. The pressure points on the pegboard hooks are different than a slatwall hook, so you run the risk of damaging the slatwall.

Will pegboard hold guns?

Yes, but there are a few things to keep in mind: the weight of the guns, the material the pegboard is made from, and the distance the gun will be supported away from the pegboard. Depending on the weight of the gun, you will want to choose the pegboard material appropriately. Usually metal pegboard is used, and commonly brushed aluminum or diamond plate aluminum is the metal of choice because it will not rust and looks good. Stainless steel is also a good option and is even stronger than aluminum. How you hang  the guns is also something to consider. The farther away the pegboard hooks hang the gun from the pegboard, the more leverage the weight has on the peg hook and pegboard panel. So it’s best to keep the gun mounted closest to the pegboard. 

How thick are pegboard furring strips?

Typically you want a 0.75 inch gap behind the pegboard to accommodate the peg hooks going through the pegboard.

How big are pegboard holes? What size are pegboard holes?

Pegboard holes come in two sizes: either the larger 9/32 inch holes or the smaller 3/16 inch holes. The larger 9/32 holes are for accommodating 1/4 inch peg hooks but can also hold the smaller 1/8 inch peg hooks. 

What are pegboards made of?

Pegboard can be made of metal like galvanized steel, brushed aluminum, diamond plate aluminum, and stainless steel. It can be made of plastic like polyethylene or polypropylene. It can also be made of wood like a tempered hardboard. Each material has pros and cons in regards to strength, expense, and durability.

What are pegboard hooks?

Pegboard hooks are what you hook into the holes on the pegboard so you can hang objects from the pegboard. The wire of a pegboard hook is bent in a way whereas you insert it into the pegboard hole holding it upward, and then you lower it until it hooks into the pegboard. Pegboard hooks come in many different shapes and sizes depending on what they were designed to hang. Some pegboard hooks use one pegboard hole, and others may use multiple holes. 

How are pegboard hooks measured?

Pegboard hooks come in two sizes, 1/4 inch and 1/8 inch, which is the measurement of the diameter of the wire used to make the pegboard hook. You can use smaller 1/8 inch pegboard hooks in the larger 9/32 hole pegboard holes, but you can not use the 1/4 inch pegboard hooks in the smaller 3/16 hole pegboard.

What are pegboard spacers?

Pegboard spacers are mounted behind the pegboard when you screw it to the wall. You can think of them as thick washers. They raise the pegboard from the wall so that pegboard hooks can be inserted into the holes of the pegboard. 

Why is pegboard so expensive?

Making a pegboard requires a lot of machine time to drill each of the holes. The material used, like aluminum, is also expensive as a raw material. Finally shipping pegboards is also expensive since they are typically large sheets. Combine these and the cost of pegboard adds up.

How to mount pegboard? How to hang pegboard? How to install pegboard?

You want to mount the pegboard so there is a 3/4 inch gap between it and the wall behind it. You will use the holes in the pegboard to insert the screws that will attach to the wall using the appropriate wall anchors depending on the type of wall. Ideally you want to have a screw every 12 inches or less. Start by putting a screw in each corner. Measure the horizontal distance between the screws, and evenly divide the distance into spaces of 12 inches or less. Repeat the process for the distance between the corners vertically. Then finish up by using the horizontal spacing and vertical spacing to place screws throughout the pegboard based on this grid. 

How to use pegboard?

Pegboard is used to take advantage of a wall space for easy access to objects. It also can add a functional decorative backsplash to garage cabinets. It’s a great way to organize many small objects, like tools, so that each item has its own place on the wall. 

How pegboard works?

Pegboard works by hooks grabbing into the holes on the pegboard. The pegboard will have holes every inch, allowing you to use pegboard hooks anywhere on the pegboard. The hooks can be easily moved around and added to making it a storage option can can grow and adapt to your storage needs.

Where to buy pegboard? Who carries pegboard?

We have many different types of pegboards from metal, to plastic, to tempered wood in a variety of sizes. 

Where to buy pegboard hooks? Who sells pegboard hooks?

We carry many different types of pegboard hooks. Locking pegboard hooks can be used on tempered and plastic pegboard. Standard pegboard hooks can be used on metal pegboard.

Can you paint pegboard?

Yes, you can paint pegboard. The type of paint you use will depend on the type of material the pegboard is made from. You will want to be cautious around the pegboard holes because excess paint may block the hole so that a pegboard hook doesn’t fit. 

Can pegboard be used outside?

Yes, you can use a pegboard outside. You will want to choose a pegboard material that will stand up to the weather in your location. Aluminum, stainless steel, and plastic are typically good materials for outside pegboards.

Can pegboard be cut?

Yes, you can cut pegboards. You’ll need the appropriate tool to cut the material the pegboard is made from for the cut you want to make. For metal pegboards, an angle grinder with a cutting wheel works well. For tempered pegboard, a circular saw with the appropriate blade does a nice job. Keep in mind that many of the pegboards we carry have a folded edge to lift the pegboard from the wall, so if you cut off that fold, you’ll need to brace the mounting screws with spacers or a furring strip.

Can pegboard get wet?

Metal pegboard can get wet. Aluminum is a good choice for pegboards that will get wet since it does not rust. Plastic is another option for pegboards that will get wet. Tempered wood can not get wet; do not use tempered pegboard in wet locations.