**Phase 3 – Part 1 – ****Calculating Amounts of Materials Needed**

**Now it is time to figure out what materials you will need to begin building the foundations in your (2) Bases. We will begin with the Pegboard and Pegboard Hooks that will be needed.**

**Installing Pegboard is a fairly easy project, yet one which will give you a lifetime of satisfaction. Pegboard is a must, if you want to efficiently organize your tools.**

**About Pegboard**

**Before we discuss ‘How to Install Pegboard’, we must first, look at your Pegboard purchase options.**

**Pegboard** comes in a variety of materials: **Hardboard**, plastic, and metal. **I personally prefer the Hardboard type,** but the choice is obviously yours. **Hardboard Pegboard is very durable, easily custom cut, and will last a very long time.** **Hardboard** **Pegboard** is usually available in (3) different thicknesses: 1/8″, 3/16″, and 1/4″. **The 1/4″ thickness will last longer and is more durable. The 1/4″ is what I recommend.**

**Pegboard** comes with either 1/8″ or 1/4″ diameter holes. **Always use the 1/4″ hole type.**** It is much more durable and can support even the heaviest tools.** They both have standard 1″ spacing for the holes.

Your **best value is to purchase the Pegboard in 4′ x 8′ sheets** and cut it to size if necessary. It is also available in 2′ x 4′ and 4′ x 4′ sizes, but you will pay a little more.

**Pegboard** is usually installed over the top half of an 8′ high wall, 4′ long, from top to middle of the wall. However, if you happen to be 5′ tall, for example, you might consider installing your **Pegboard** about a foot lower to allow you easier access to your top hanging tools.

**Pegboard** also comes in various colors, although in hardboard, it is generally only offered in brown and white. However, it is easily paintable if you prefer. Choose the color that suits you.

Most** Home Improvement Stores** offer reasonable, quick, delivery options. It is an item that they usually have quantities of in stock, in the store, with **some stores offering flat delivery fees for a delivery**, which is not dependent on the amount of materials purchased.

**Purchase** **Pegboard**** at****: Amazon.com eBay.com HomeDepot.com SamsClub.com Walmart.com**

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**About Pegboard Hooks**

**Next, we need to look at your Pegboard Hooks options.**

Two common thicknesses for **Pegboard Hooks** are 1/8″ diameter and 3/16″ diameter, both of which will fit into standard pegboard hole configurations. **The thicker the Hook, the more it can handle.** Although you can use the 1/8” **Hooks** in 1/4″ diameter holes, it is not recommended, as they will easily fall off the pegboard nearly every time you take a tool down. **It is best to purchase the 3/16″ dia. Hooks.**

**Pegboard Hooks** come in a wide variety of styles. Some of the styles offered include: angled, curved, Single pegs of varying lengths, twin pegs of different lengths, shelf brackets, loop holders, pliers holders, multiple tool holders in both angle and looped designs, loop, and super **Hooks**. The variety of choices should allow you to hang any type of tool that you have. **Variety Packs will be the most economical to purchase. **They offer a variety of commonly used types at a good price. Purchasing these and then adding additional specific types needed is the best way to buy.

**Purchase Pegboard Hooks at: AceHardware.com Amazon.com eBay.com HomeDepot.com SamsClub.com Walmart.com**

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**Phase 3 – Part 1: ** **Calculating & Purchasing the Materials Needed**

**Tools & Supplies Needed:**

- Your Designs for both your
**Primary****and****Secondary Bases** - Scratch Paper
- Sharpened Pencil
- Clipboard
- 25’ Tape Measure

**Purchase Tools & Supplies at: AceHardware.com Amazon.com eBay.com HomeDepot.com SamsClub.com Walmart.com**

If you were thorough when creating your designs in the last **Phase**, you will know exactly where your pegboard will go in both your __ Primary Base__ and your

__, and you will have the suggested dimensions for your pegboard listed on your designs. If not, you will need to complete that process now.__

**Secondary Base**Either way, I believe very strongly in the old carpenter’s adage: ** ‘measure twice, cut once’.**

__It is always recommended to measure twice before purchasing and/or cutting materials__.**The amount of Materials & Supplies Needed will be dependent on your designs. **

**You will need to purchase the following:**

** Materials & Supplies Needed:**

- Pegboard
- 1” x 2” x 8’s (needed when installing pegboard on to a wallboard wall, for backside hook clearance)
- Pegboard Hooks (variety packs plus additional)
- #10 Roundhead Phillips Wood Screws (length dependent on material thickness)
- 1/2” diameter Washers to fit your #10 Screws (
**optional – needed only if screws do not have large enough heads on them to prevent the screw from going through the holes in the Pegboard**) - Flathead Phillips Wallboard Screws (length dependent on material thickness)
- (3) 2” x 4” x 8’ (2 used to brace your pegboard when cutting on saw horses, and 1 cut in half to temporarily hold pegboard in place when hanging)
- Package of Shims
- (4) 1” long or longer Finishing Nails

**Purchase Materials & Supplies Needed at:**

**AceHardware.com**

**Amazon.com**

**eBay.com HomeDepot.com SamsClub.com Walmart.com**

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**Step-by-Step Instructions**

**Step 1 – **__Create a Materials & Supplies Needed Sheet__

__Create a Materials & Supplies Needed Sheet__

**Most of the i****nformation to complete this Step is found in the page: ****Steps Common to All Projects**

**Simply click on that Link and you will be directed there.**

You can also access it in the **drop-down Top Menu** under: **Home**

**In addition to the information found in: ****Steps Common to All Projects**** the following applies to this project:**

You will be creating **(2)** __Materials & Tools Needed__**s****heets** for this project. Your **Initial** sheet and your **Final** sheet. You will need to make the following changes to your **Initial** __Materials & Tools Needed__**s****heet:**

- You will
use the 1__NOT__^{st}column:Cross it out.__Amt__. - Cross out the names of
**a****ll**of the**S****uppliers**including ‘**Other**’. - Above: Amazon.com write:
__Primary__ - Above: HomeDepot.com write:
__Secondary__

Your column headings for your ** Initial** sheet, from left to right are:

__Materials & Tools Needed__ __Primary__ __Secondary__ __TOTALS__

Once you have completed filling out the ** Materials Needed** column (the other columns will be filled out shortly), you will need to complete

**Steps**

**2**thru

**6**on this page before returning to the

**Steps Common to All Projects**to complete

**Steps**

**2**thru

**4**on that page.

**Steps**

**2**thru

**4**from the

**Steps Common to All Projects**page are listed as

**Steps 7**thru

**9**in these Instructions.

**(**

__This is only time that this will happen__.)

**Step 2 – **__Calculating Amount of Pegboard Needed__

__Calculating Amount of Pegboard Needed__

**Calculate the Amount of Pegboard Needed in both of your Bases and record the amounts on your Materials & Supplies Needed sheet.**

Consult your **Primary Base** design to see where your **Pegboard** will be installed. Measure or remeasure the area(s) lengths to confirm. Write the measurements down on a different piece of scratch paper, rounding up to the next foot for each measurement.

Then add the amounts (if there is more than one) and divide by the length of the **Pegboard** you will be using. (If you are using 4’ x 8’ sheets of **Pegboard**, you will divide your total by 8). If there is any amount leftover, round up to the next number. Write this number down in your __ Primary__ column across from ‘

**Pegboard**’.

** Example: **If your measurements total is 30’, then,

**30’**

**divided**

**by 8’**

**=**

**3 sheets**, with

**6’ needed leftover**.

**Round up** the number of **Pegboard** sheets needed **to 4**.

This will leave you with **2’ of unused Pegboard leftover**. **8’ – 6’** used **=** **2’ left**. Mark this unused amount next to your needed amount of sheets, **putting a circle around it**. This will indicate the amount that is unused for the **Primary Base**, and may be able to be used in your **Secondary Base**.

Then repeat the process for your **Secondary Base** and write the number down in your __ Secondary__ column across from ‘

**Pegboard**’. Based on the example, if after dividing here, there is a leftover number that is 2 or less, you do

**NOT**need to round up, since you will have a 2’ piece leftover from your

**Primary Base**design. If you have a leftover number that is larger than 2, then you will need to round up as before.

Now add the numbers of sheets needed for both **Bases** and record the amount in your __ TOTALS__ column across from ‘

**Pegboard**’.

**This is the number of 4’ x 8’ Sheets of Pegboard you will need to order.**

**Step 3 – **__Calculating Amount of 1” x 2” x 8’s Needed__

__Calculating Amount of 1” x 2” x 8’s Needed__

**Calculate the amount of 1” x 2” x 8’s needed in both of your Bases, and record the amounts on your Materials & Supplies Needed sheet.**

If you are installing your pegboard directly onto 2” x 4” studs (without wallboard) you will** ****NOT** need any **1” x 2” x 8’s**. __If you are installing on a wallboard wall, then complete this __Step.

Multiply the number of pegboard sheets needed for each **Base** **by** **(2)** and record the number of **1” x 2” x 8’ b**oards you will need for each **Base** in the appropriate columns. Add the amounts needed for both **Bases** and enter the total number needed into the __ TOTALS__ column across from

**1” x 2” x 8’s.**

**This is the number of 1” x 2” x 8’s you will need to order**.

(The **1” x 2” x 8’s** will be cut in half and installed vertically, on each end of your pegboard, and also, every 32 inches on center. This will cause you to use **(2) 1” x 2” x 8’s **for each full sheet of pegboard, or **(4) 4’ long, 1” x 2”s** for each sheet.)

**Step 4 – **__Calculating Amount of Pegboard Hooks ____Needed__

__Calculating Amount of Pegboard Hooks__

__Needed__

**Calculate the amount of Pegboard Hooks needed in both of your Bases, and record the amounts on your Materials & Supplies Needed sheet.**

Count up the number of tools that you intend to hang on your pegboard in each of your **Bases**, and write those amounts in the appropriate spots on your __ Materials & Supplies Needed__ sheet. Then add them up and

**mark the Total Amount Needed on your scratch paper.**

If you are purchasing **Variety Packs**, divide your total by the number of **Hooks** contained in each **Pack** in order to determine how many **Packs** are needed. It is best to pick up an extra **Pack**, since you may run out of a particular style. Add to that, at least 2 long shelf bracket pegs for holding your long handled shovels (you can hang multiple shovels on these pegs, but will need 2 strong **Hooks** to hold them). You will also need some longer single peg **Hooks** to hang items like a blower, multiple shrub trimming shears etc. You may also need to add a couple of multi-holder loop hangers for hanging extra screwdrivers, pliers, chisels, etc.

Mark the number of **Packs**, plus the types of additional **Hooks** and the amounts needed of each, in the proper areas on your __ Materials & Supplies Needed__ sheet for each

**Base**, and mark your

**Totals**in the appropriate column.

**This is the number of Pegboard Hooks you will need to order.**

**Step 5 – **__Calculating Flathead Wallboard Screws Needed__

__Calculating Flathead Wallboard Screws Needed__

**Calculate the amount of Flathead Wallboard Screws needed in both of your Bases, and record the amounts on your Materials & Supplies Needed sheet.**

The length of your **Screws** will be determined by the combined thickness of the materials that you will be screwing into. You will need to **add** up the thickness of the materials that you are screwing into, and then **add** between 3/4” to 1 1/4” (for going into the studs to firmly hold the material being attached), in order to come up with your **Screw** lengths.

__Example__: Assuming that you will be installing your pegboard over a 1/2” wallboard wall and screwing into 2” x 4” studs, the 1’ x 2”s will need to be attached with:

**2” – 2 1/2″ long – Flathead Phillips Wallboard Screws**. (either fine or course thread can be used)

**(3/4” for the 1” x 2” thickness, plus 1/2” for the wallboard thickness, plus the 3/4” – 1” length needed to hold firmly onto your 2” x 4” Studs = 2” – 2 1/4”).**

You will need **(8) Flathead Phillips Wallboard Screws** for each **1” x 2” x 8’** needed. Multiply the amount of **1” x 2” x 8’s **needed by **(8) **for each of your** Bases **and write this amount in the appropriate area on the __ Materials & Supplies Needed__ sheet. Then add these amounts and write the

**Total Amount Needed**

**on your scratch paper**.

2” **Screws** come in 1# boxes, with each box containing about 100 **Screw**s. So, divide the total number of **Screws** needed by 100, and round up if there is a leftover amount. This will give you the total amount of 1# boxes that you will need for your project. Write down the total number of 1# boxes, along with the length needed, in the totals section on the __ Materials & Supplies Needed__ sheet.

**This is the number of Flathead Wallboard Screws you will need to order.**

**Step 6 – **__Calculating #10 Roundhead Phillips Wood Screws Needed__

__Calculating #10 Roundhead Phillips Wood Screws Needed__

**Calculate the amount of #10 Roundhead Phillips Wood Screws and 1/2″ Washers needed in both of your Bases, and record the amounts on your Materials & Supplies Needed sheet.**

**Assuming that you will be using the 1/4″ hardboard pegboard, you will need:**

**1” – #10 Roundhead Phillips Wood Screws**for attaching the pegboard to the**1” x 2”s****1/2” Washers (optional – needed only if Screw heads are not wide enough to avoid being sunk in to the pegboard holes)**

**(1/4″ for the pegboard thickness, plus 3/4” for the 1” x 2” thickness = 15/16” or 1”)**

You will need **(6)** **#10 Roundhead Phillips Wood Screws** for each **1” x 2” x 8’** needed. Multiply the amount of **1” x 2” x 8’ **needed for your project by **(6)**. This will give you amount of **#10 Roundhead Phillips Wood Screws** needed. (These may not be available in 1# boxes, but make come only in smaller packages.) Write the total amount and the length needed in the appropriate area on your **Materials & Supplies Needed** sheet.

**(If needed, write down an equal amount of 1/2” Washers)**

**This is the number of #10 Roundhead Phillips Wood Screws you will need to order.**

**Step 7 – Calculate Project Cost**

Again, **Steps 7 **thru **9** on this page are **Steps 2 **thru **4** on the **Steps Common to All Projects** page. **First check the Tools & Supplies Needed list for this project, which you will find at the beginning of: **

**Phase 3 – Part 2: Installing Pegboard According to Your Designs**

**to see if there are any tools that you will need to purchase to complete this project, and add them to your**

__Materials & Tools Needed__**Final**sheet.

**Also, add to the list any damaged tools which you recently discarded that you need to replace.**

You will now need to return to: **Steps Common to All Projects** to complete **Steps 2 **thru **4** before moving on to complete the next project:

**Phase 3 – Part 2: Installing Pegboard According to Your Designs**

**Step 8 – Order Your Materials & Tools Needed**

(This is **Step 3 **on the **Steps Common to All Projects** page.)

**Step 9 – Inspect Your Delivery**

(This is **Step 4 **on the **Steps Common to All Projects** page.)

**Please take the time to leave a Comment, letting me know how your project went.**

**Thanks,**

CJ Dodaro