How to Mount a Pegboard on Drywall

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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

  • Pegboard
  • Pencil
  • 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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