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overhanging pegboard addition, anyone have suggestions


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jackson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 45

considering adding pegboard holes between campus rungs on an 12* board.

something like this

campus board/pegboard combo photo from the internet

Anyone have experience building a pegboard? A few questions I have:

1) Any tricks on keeping the holes parallel to the plane of the floor when drilling?
2) how thick should the board be? can i get away with 1" total of ply thickness?
3) do you put a backer behind the holes to limit depth of peg insertion?
s.price · · PS,CO · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 1,348

I have something like this in my garage.

Is your floor level? Garage probably not. Those that are well done have a slope.
Level up from the high spot and repeat.
Mine is an inch and a half with no backer. Backer might not be a bad idea.
Guess I just never saw a reason.

brian n · · Manchester, WA · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 91

Assuming you already have a drill get yourself a drill guide. This will allow for a straight hole or an angled one. Also use a Forstner drill bit of the right size. It will cut a nice consistent hole. Don't use a paddle bit, they tend to wobble and should only be used for rough cutting.
On a peg board, 1" deep might be good for a hardwood but if you are using ply or 2 x 4s maybe a bit deeper. I'm not sure as I have never made one, but I was a custom woodworker for 8 years. Do a bit of research for the depth.
Every peg board I have used does have a set depth which can be achieved with a backboard or just drilling to a particular depth. The drill guides usually have a set collar on one leg.

drill guide
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