Organize – Phase 4 – Part 2: A. Pegboard Hook Shelving

 

A.  Easiest Installation:  Pegboard Hook Shelving

 

This type of installation will involve placing your chosen shelves on Pegboard Shelving Hooks installed into your pegboard.

Materials & Supplies Needed:

  • Shelving (type, length, and depth of your choice)
  • Shelving Brackets (type of your choice and sized to fit the depth of your Shelves

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Tools & Supplies Needed:

  • Safety Glasses
  • Mechanics Work Gloves
  • Design Plans for both your Primary Base and your Secondary Base
  • Scratch Paper
  • Clipboard
  • Sharpened Pencil
  • 25’ Tape Measure

Additional Tools Needed if you are cutting any of your Shelves:

  • 12” T-Square
  • Skill Saw or Jig Saw with Plywood or Crosscut Saw Blade or Crosscut Hand Saw
  • Extension Cord for your Power Saw (if needed)
  • Saw Horses or Cutting Table
  • Whisk Broom
  • Broom and Dust Pan or Shop Vac

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Step-by-Step Instructions

 

A.  Easiest Installation:  Pegboard Hook Shelving

 

Step 1 – Create a Materials & Supplies Needed Sheet

Your master heading will be entitled:  Pegboard Hook Shelving.

The information 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

After completing this Step, simply click on your ‘back arrow’ (top left corner of the page) to return to these instructions.

 

Step 2 – Calculating Amount of Shelving Needed

Calculate the Amount, Type, Length, and Width of All of Your Shelving in both of your Bases, and write the information on your Materials & Supplies Needed sheet.

Consult your Primary Base design to see where your shelving will be installed. Measure or remeasure the lengths to confirm, adding any additional shelving if needed. If you have any shelves that are a little shorter than the standard length that the shelving is offered in, simply round up to the appropriate length.

Next, you will need to decide on the depth(s) of your shelves. Usual shelf depths are:  6″, 8″, 10″, & 12″. Choose the appropriate depth(s) based on the items that you intend to store on each of your shelves.

In the appropriate area on your Materials & Supplies Needed sheet, list:  (number of shelves) – depth x length for each different size of shelving needed.

Repeat this process for your Secondary Base, writing in the appropriate area on your Materials & Supplies Needed sheet. Then, add the Primary and Secondary items, and list your totals in the TOTALS column.

 

Step 3 – Calculating Amount of Shelving Brackets Needed

Calculate the Amount and Sizes Needed for All of Your Shelving Brackets, and write that information on your Materials & Supplies Needed sheet.

You will need (2) Shelving Brackets for each shelf that is 8’ long or shorter. A 12’ long shelf will require at least (3) brackets.

Multiply the number of each different size of shelving by the appropriate number of brackets needed in your Primary and Secondary Bases, and list: (number of brackets needed) – depth size, for each different size shelf, in the appropriate columns on your Materials & Supplies Needed sheet. Add your totals and mark them in the TOTALS column.

Shelving Brackets should NOT be placed more than 4’ apart. If you are using 3/4” shelving, you can install your brackets up to 2’ in from both edges, so you will only need (2) brackets for an 8’ long shelf. (Place heavier items in the center, and lighter items on the overhang portions of your shelf.)

 

Step 4 – Calculate Project Cost

Step 5 – Order Your Materials & Tools Needed

Step 6 – Inspect Your Delivery

 

The information to complete these (3) Steps 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

After completing these (3) Steps, simply click on your ‘back arrow’ (top left corner of the page) to return to these instructions.

 

Step 7 – Cut Shelves to Size if Needed

Cut Any Specific Shelf Sizes Needed.

If there are any shelves that need to be cut to a specific size, you can do that now. Measure the length needed and mark your board in two spots (both sides of your tape measure). Take your 12” T-square and pencil mark a line all the way across your shelf at the marks that you made. Place your board on your saw horses or cutting table with the cut mark overhanging the edge by about 6”. Using your power or hand saw, cut along your marked line, while holding your board firmly in place. Brush off any sawdust with your whisk broom.

 

Step 8 – Install Shelving

Install Your Shelving according to your designs. Keep in mind the suggestions in Step 3.

 

Step 9 – Fill Your Shelves

Fill Your Shelves with the appropriate items that you have on hand. Keep heavier items in the center, and lighter items on any overhangs. Place like items near each other, such as boxes of screws, sorted by size.

When Completed, Stand Back and Admire Your Handiwork!

 

Congratulations on Completing Your Project!

 

Now clean up any messes and put all tools used for this project in their proper places.

Stay Organized!

 

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

 

Thanks,

CJ Dodaro

 

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