D.I.Y. pegboard hallway wall


Project Overview

Need a place to put your items as you enter your house? See our simple fix using pegboards to catch your hallway mess.

Note: We have decided to build our pegboard hallway wall to the size mentioned in the steps. Feel free to make yours to suit your needs and space!


Photo credit:  Natasha Dickins & Cath Muscat.

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Attach the frame
2 Sand your pegboard
3 Apply primer
4 Position the sheet
5 Attach a shelf
6 Ready to use
  • Step 1. Attach the frame

    To hang a standard sheet of pegboard, cut two lengths of pine framing to 1820mm long and secure each vertically into a wall stud, about 900mm apart, using three bugle batten screws and a drill with a hex head bit.

  • Step 2. Sand your pegboard

  • Step 3. Apply primer

    Apply primer with a mini roller and leave to dry. Stir the paint before pouring into the tray, then apply two to three coats, ensuring thick coverage around the edges and leaving to dry between coats.

  • Step 4. Position the sheet

    Employ a second pair of hands to position the sheet onto the wall, setting out the 40mm screws evenly and securing into the pine through existing holes. Finish with a final coat of paint to cover the screws.

  • Step 5. Attach a shelf

    Use a mitre saw to cut the 184mm-wide pine in half to make a 600mm long shelf. Sand the edges and position on the pegboard using 200mm pegboard hooks. Attach hooks for heavy items, such as a bike, directly into the pine framing using screws.

    Tip: Add felt furniture pads under the timber shelf at the back to help it sit straight and flush against the pegboard

  • Step 6. Ready to use

    Now your hallway mess has a place in the house. 

Tools and Materials


  • Compound mitre saw
  • Drill with hex head and driver bits
  • Mini roller with two microfibre covers and trays


  • Safety equipment
  • Measuring tape and pen
  • 180-grit sandpaper with sanding block
  • Two 2.1m lengths 70mm x 35mm pine framing
  • 1830mm x 1220mm x 4.8mm diagonal pegboard
  • 500ml 3 in 1 primer sealer undercoat
  • Interior low sheen paint (we used Taubmans Admiral Blue)
  • 10G x 40mm countersunk screws
  • 1.2m length 184mm x 19mm dressed pine (for shelf)
  • 14G x 75mm bugle-head batten timber screws
  • 200mm pegboard hooks
  • Hook for bike

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