Pegboard Accessories – Shelving

Pegboard Accessories – Shelving

Type A.  Easiest Installation:  Pegboard Accessories – Shelving

Organize It! – Phase 4 of 8 – Part 2 of 4

 

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How to Install a Shelf

How to Install a Shelf

 

 

 

Pegboard Accessories – Shelving provides Instructions for installing Shelves directly on to your Pegboard using Pegboard Shelving Hooks.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

In order to purchase any Materials & Supplies Needed, see the appropriate page in any of the drop-down pages under:  Home Products – Supplies  in my Top Menu.

Scroll down the list to find the correct item. You will find an explanation of that item, as well as, links under each item, which direct you to my Recommended Suppliers for you to check out their offerings.

 

Tools & Supplies Needed:

  • Safety Glasses
  • Mechanics Work Gloves
  • Design Plans for both your Primary Base and your Secondary Base
  • 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

 

In order to purchase any Tools & Supplies Needed, see the appropriate page in any of the drop-down pages under:  Home – Garden:  Tools and Equipment List  in my Top Menu.

Scroll down the list to find the correct item. You will find an explanation of that item, as well as, links under each item, which direct you to my Recommended Suppliers for you to check out their offerings.

 

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Step-by-Step Instructions

 

A.  Easiest Installation:  Pegboard Accessories – Shelving

 

Step 1 – Assess the Project

 

Assess your needs for Shelving in both of your Bases and determine if Pegboard Hook Shelving is one of the ways that you will go. If it is, then continue with these Instructions. If not, click on either of the following links to see my other Shelving alternatives:

B.  Medium Difficulty Installation:  How to Install Wall Shelving
C.  Hardest Installation:  Build Shelving Unit

To review information on the type of Shelving available, as well as Shelf Brackets, see my post:  How to Install a Shelf

If you were thorough when creating your Designs in Phase 2, you will have already determined where Shelves will go and their sizes. You should also know the type(s) of Shelving that you intend to use, as well as the type(s) of Brackets. Consult your Designs. If not, you will need to determine that now.

Please review the information included here in the first 5 Steps, and then review my page:  5 Steps for Project Management. When you have completed those first 5 Steps, you can return here to continue on to Step 6.

 

Step 2 – Create a Materials & Supplies Needed Sheet

 

If you will be installing Shelving in your Bases in multiple ways, please review the first 5 Steps in all applicable Instructions before completing your Materials & Supplies Needed Sheet, so that all of the items needed will be added to your list before assessing costs and placing your order.

 

Calculate 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 first, on scratch paper. Then, combine any like items and transfer everything that you need to 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. Write this information on scratch paper.

 

  • 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. Add this information to your scratch paper, next to the appropriate Shelf lengths.

 

  • Repeat this process for your Secondary Base, also, writing the information on your scratch paper.

 

  • Then, combine any like items and transfer everything that you need to your Materials & Supplies Needed sheet; list:  (number of Shelves) – depth x lengththickness, for each different size of Shelving needed.

 

Calculate 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) – type – depth size, for each different size Shelf, in the appropriate columns on your Materials & Supplies Needed sheet.

 

  • 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 each Shelf.)

 

Step 3 – Calculate Project Cost

 

(Follow the Instructions on the:  5 Steps for Project Management  page.)

 

Step 4 – Order Your Materials & Tools Needed

 

(Follow the Instructions on the:  5 Steps for Project Management  page.)

 

Step 5 – Inspect Your Delivery

 

After reviewing the information here, additional information to complete these first (5) Steps is found in the page:  5 Steps for Project Management.  Simply click on that link and you will be directed there.

After completing those first (5) Steps, return to these Instructions and continue on to Step 6.

 

Step 6 – 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). Taking 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 7 – Install Shelving

 

Install your Shelving according to your Designs.

 

Step 8 – 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 or ask a Question in the Comments section below. Let me know how your Project went.

 

Thanks,

CJ Dodaro

 

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