How to Mount a Pegboard to a Cinderblock Wall

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Peg boards are excellent additions to garages and work shops. You can use hooks with a pegboard to hang up and organize a variety of tools and other implements. Many basements and garages have cinder block walls, but that doesn't have to be an obstacle in setting up a peg board for your work space.

Things You'll Need

  • 3 boards, 1-by-2 inches, 4 feet long
  • Level
  • Drill with 1/4-inch masonry bit
  • Masonry wall anchors and screws
  • Tape measure
  • Peg board, 4-by-4 feet
  • Wood screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Place a 4-foot 1-by-2-inch board against the cinder block wall at the top edge of the location where you'd like the peg board to be installed. Place a level on the top edge of the board to ensure it's level. Drill holes through the board and into the cinder blocks at 1-foot intervals. Take down the board and insert masonry wall anchors into the holes. Replace the board and insert screws through the board into the anchors. Tighten the screws until the board is snug against the wall.

  • Measure 24 inches down the wall from the top of the first board and place a second board, replicating the installation method. Place a third board 48 inches down from the first board.

  • Place the sheet of peg board against the boards and screw it to the boards with wood screws spaced every 6 inches where the peg board overlaps the 1-by-2-inch boards.

Tips & Warnings

  • Adjust the dimensions accordingly for larger or smaller peg boards.

References

  • "Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual: Completely Revised and Updated"; Editors of The Family Handyman; 2007
  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images
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