These custom DIY pegboard bins are perfect for hanging scissors, rulers, pens, pencils or markers!
With the recent completion of my pegboard makeover, I thought I’d give you a little more detail on the bins I built. So you can make them for your pegboard too!
The finished inside dimensions of this bin are 2.5 x 2 inches. So all subsequent measurements are based on this size bin. Hit me up in the comments if you have any questions!
- miter saw
- tape measure
- 1-1/4″nails and nail gun or hammer
- drill and 1/4 inch drill bit
- (2) 1x4x4 (front and bottom pieces)
- (1) 1x6x4 (back piece)
- (2) 1x6x2 (side pieces)
First step-cut everything to length!
Then mark 3.5 inches on the 2 inch pieces of 1×6.
Rotate saw to 40 degrees. Use the mark you just made to cut the 2 inch pieces.
That’s it for the cutting. Time to assemble! I laid the 1x6x4 piece down and set the side pieces on top.
Then I set the 1×4 front piece on top, making sure it was flush with the side pieces.
Using my nail gun, I simply added one nail in each corner.
I flipped it over on its face and added four more nails through the back piece into the side pieces to secure them. Once that was done, I attached the bottom piece through the bottom with the same nails. Doing it that way means there are only 4 nails visible when you’re done!
I chose to leave my bins au natural. But if you’re painting, you can putty the nail holes before painting and you won’t even know they were there!
Finally the last step is to drill the holes for your peg hooks. I marked and drilled my peg holes at 3/16″ down from the top and 1/2″ in from each side with a 1/4″ drill bit. Wherever you put your holes, make sure they line up with the holes on your pegboard! 🙂
Of course, you can make more bins using your leftover lumber! And don’t forget to watch my latest episode to see how I used these fun custom bins!
Thanks for Checking In! ~Chelsea
Sharon Larson says
This looks like a good idea and I’m going to try it. I think I’ll look at thinner lumber
for the small box though, as it looks heavy and thick for such a small container.
I’m definitely going to paint my pegboard the way this was done, as it looks so much
nicer than the store color of brown. Thanks for the ideas.
Chelsea Lipford Wolf says
Thanks Sharon! The bins don’t look too chunky once they’re hung on a big piece of pegboard but I get what you’re saying. Let me know how they turn out if you build some with thinner material! ~Chelsea
Satish chandra says
Simple and useful holder. Thanks chelsea.