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Wire mesh memo board hanging on pegboard wall, with lots of photos on it.

Overview

Pegboards are a great way to reduce clutter and create a feature in your home office space. You can style it with your weekly planner, vision board and all your cute stationary. Here's how to create your very own:

Steps

1Figure out where you want to hang your board

Find a spot where you can easily grab any useful stationary items and see your vision board, then grab your stud finder and work out where your wall studs are – these are the points you'll be drilling straight into. Mark them up with a pencil and find a friend to hold your board against the wall so you can mark up where you want it to hang – these marks will be your guide when you go to install it.

Person holding stud finder against wall and using pencil to make a mark.

2Mark up where your timber batten will hang

This is a long piece of timber that will attach to your wall and allow your pegboard to hang from it – it means your hooks won't hit the wall. Lay your batten straight using a spirit level to make sure it's in the right spot – when the bubble is in the centre, you're good to go. Then mark up where your pilot holes will go – they'll need to align with your wall stud.

Two people holding spirit level against a wall.

3Attach to the wall

Grab your safety glasses and drill two pilot holes into your batten. Then affix your batten to the wall using an impact driver and two screws – remember to pay attention to where your stud marks are.

Person drilling into thin piece of white timber.

4Measure up for your second batten

Grab your tape measure and work out how long your pegboard is, then measure out the corresponding length on the wall – this is where your second batten will hang. Repeat the above process to attach your second piece to the wall. A good tip is to measure and mark up where you want to drill from your top screw so you know you're still on a stud.

Person drilling screw into wall slat.

5Screw in your pegboard

You'll need a friend to help with this bit – get them to hold your pegboard up while you screw it in through two of the pre-existing holes using a drill.

Screw being drilled into pegboard wall hole.

6Hang your hooks to your pegboard

There are an assortment of hooks available from Bunnings – choose the ones that best suit your purpose, and place as many as you need on your board. Wire baskets are great for holding bigger items.

Hooks hanging from holes in pegboard wall.

7Style up a storm

This is the fun part! You can hang whatever you wish from your board – get creative! We've hung a calendar, some stationary and a wire basket for our bits and bobs. Now what are you waiting for – take that ‘selfie!'

Person hanging camera from hook in pegboard wall.

8Watch more from the Make It Yours home office episode

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.