DIY Office Makeover Part 2: Pegboard Wall with HomeDepot

I thought my plywood cut at Home Depot, so each piece is 46 inches by 92 inches, and then I have a horse nurse drill, a bit with a Ryobi wireless drill, a pencil and a really long ruler, these are the basics to make your actual pegboard.

You're going to take your ruler and determine how far you want your dowels to be apart the spacing, that worked for my wall was 5 and 3/4 of an inch apart, so I just went ahead and I made all those marks on the bottom of the pegboard, and all along up this side of the pegboard where I made those little markings, I just went ahead and drew lines with my long ruler connecting it to the top, and the bottom of the pegboard, and to the side, so you're going tio create a grid essentially, Sally was quite confused on what I was doing, so I had to explain it to her a little bit, but I continued to make the lines going across the pegboard, and as you can see, that's where the grid is coming into place, where the lines intersect or where the dowels can go, but I thought that was a little too close for me, so I skipped every other one and marked it with an X, so I knew where to drill, these are the markings that your plywood should have.

Now we're going to get ready to drill, you can definitely buy a drill guide, but I just made mine with some scrap wood and screws, so I drilled the longer side of two pieces together to kind of make a stand-up sleeve for the drill, and then I reinforced it with just two longer pieces that I could easily grip to, when I am actually drilling it into that little sleeve, before I started drilling I did put my two pieces of plywood together to insure that the Lions lined up properly, and they did once again I made the X's where I wanted to make the holes, because I want my more spaced out versus crammed, and then I went ahead, and I slid some two by fours underneath this piece of plywood to help me to not hit the bottom, when I am drilling I lined up the DIY drill guide, then placed my drill where the X was, and I held that sleeve down, I drilled a little bit to make sure that it didn't swinter the wood on the front, and then I proceeded to drill all the way through, once I was done with that first hole, I just double checked actually quadruple, checked that the dowel would fit into the hole, because that would have really sucked, after I knew everything was golden, I just want to and drilled the rest of the holes through the plywood where I marked it along the grid with the X again. I'm not doing it at every single, not so cramped.

Once I was done, I just brushed away all the sawdust, and then I took my Ryobi Wireless orbit sander, and I went ahead and sanded off the marks versus erasing, you're more than welcome to erase it, it just takes way longer, now that this is all done, it is time to install, but first we need to reinforce it into our wall before we hang this plywood up, since this was thicker and heavier wood, I wanted to install it within the study of the wall, so I took my IOB stud finder, and it went along that wall and marked where every stud was, I went ahead and grabbed my 2x4, and put it horizontally across where the markings for the studs were and drilled it into the studs, I also took my level in-between tool, ensure that those two by fours were completely straight, now that this is all done.

I'm going to take the plywood pieces and drill them directly into those two by fours, not my wall, you're definitely going to need help for this if you have a thicker plywood, so Paul actually helped me install this piece by holding the wood for me, while I drilled it in drill the board multiple times right into the stud, this was a great couples therapy exercise, Paul and I had to have a lot of patience with one another, but he held up the plywood, while I made sure the two pieces were flush, while I drove I added some wood putty towards, the screws were to cover them up completely, and I let them dry overnight, and then I woke up to this beautiful masterpiece, I am so obsessed, do not forget to sand off the excess putty and make it even and look, you can barely notice it's amazing, I took some skinnier pieces of wood for this shelving, marked where I wanted to cut it, and cut it with my Ryobi table, saw I also went ahead and cut down the dowels to size with the table saw, and this will also depend on the size of your wall, and the 2x4 is behind it, I place my shelf right on top and it was perfect, I just kept adding shelves wherever I saw fit, and then you just decorate your heart out.

I'm completely in love with how this turned out, the awesome thing about this pegboard is that I can never get bored of decorating because I can move the shelves around freely, and the shelving is pretty cheap because it's just wooden dowels and a simple piece of wood Home Depot. I cannot thank you enough for partnering up with me to create this for my space, and to just completely transform the room with one wall, be sure to check out all of home depot socials, there is just an endless amount of inspiration for projects of all levels, like I say with every single DIY project, you tailor it to your space, tailor it to your liking, you want to paint the wood, do it you want to stay in it, go for it, if you want to ask that the outside of the shelves be my guest, but also if you don't want to make it this big, you can make it way smaller, like almost a frame size, and place it on your wall, if you wanted to, it doesn't have to be the whole thing, I hope that you thoroughly enjoy this whole office transformation series that I got going on, especially this pegboard, because this is by far my favorite build I have ever done, thank you again to Home Depot for allowing me to create this for my space.

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