You can use pegboard for a number of applications, such as hanging tools or equipment for easy access. The best way to hang pegboard on drywall is to use toggle bolts, which come in a number of sizes and lengths. The bolts are designed to slide through a hole made in the wall and then open up so they catch the back of the wall. Toggle bolts come with a slotted head which you can tighten with a screwdriver.
Things You'll Need
- Drill outfitted with 1/4-inch drill bit
- ¼-inch toggle bolts
- Slotted screwdriver
Place the pegboard against the wall. Use a pencil to make marks through the peg holes to indicate where to insert the toggle bolts to secure the board. Place a toggle bolt at each corner of the pegboard for light- to medium-duty applications.
Drill holes with a drill outfitted with a ¼-inch drill bit where marks were made to allow toggle bolts to pass through the drywall.
Remove the toggle from the bolt, and slide the bolt through the pegboard. Reattach the toggle to the bolt.
Place the pegboard up to wall, and slide the toggle bolts through the drywall.
Remove slack in the toggle bolts by tightening them by hand until the pegboard is snug against the wall.
Tighten the toggle bolts with a slotted screwdriver.
Tips & Warnings
- If you plan to hang heavy objects on the pegboard, use more toggle bolts throughout the board for added weight support.
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