Workshop Pegboard Organization For The 21st Century

New materials and ideas to improve on the old particle-board system.

Did you think your grandpa's pegboard looked super cool with its array of tools fanned out neatly above the workbench? Pegboards seem like a great idea, but in reality they rarely work as well as they do in your imagination; particle board isn't that durable, and the hooks aren't the most secure places to hang expensive tools. Over time, the pegboard hole can sag under the weight of heavy tools, and said tools can even fall off the wall. If you're really unlucky, a hammer will fall and land directly on your brand-new helmet sitting on the workbench, a tragedy that's easily avoidable. Pegboard may have been granddad's only choice, but you have more and better options. The classic pegboard system gets a much-needed reboot with 21st-century materials and more flexible storage solutions. Here are several systems that can be real helmet-savers.

Wall Control Pegboard Organizer And Tool Storage Kit

Black pegboard organizer
This pegboard-organizer kit comprises three 16 x 32-inch panels and includes multiple accessories.Wall Control

This powdercoated metal design is classic pegboard reinvented for modern times. While the panel accepts standard pegboard hooks, it also works with Wall Control's own bracket system, so it can accommodate shelves and heavier tools. Plus, it works great with all your magnetic tool organizers. The kit includes an assortment of hooks, two sizes of shelves, three hanging bins, plus hammer and screwdriver holders to get you started.

Proslat Basic Bundle With Slat Wall Panels And Hook Kit

Panel and hook wall organizer
Basic bundle includes 10 panels for a total of 32 square feet of coverage, plus an assortment of 20 hooks.Proslat

Unlike a traditional pegboard that sits above a workbench and holds hand tools, Proslat panels are designed to cover large areas and support heavier tools and equipment. The system can hold as much as 75 pounds per linear foot, so you could feasibly hang motorcycle-specific tools and gear, like rear stands, racing leathers, and spare tires. Wall panels are made of 90 percent recycled materials and can be hosed down and wiped off, and the durable powdercoated steel hooks come in multiple sizes.

VonHaus 44-Piece Wall-Mounted Pegboard Hook, Storage Bins, And Panel Set

VonHaus wall organizer
In terms of bang for your buck, the VonHaus shows well. It includes all the accessories you’ll need to fill the panels with parts and tools.VonHaus

The VonHaus wall organizer is made of impact-resistant plastic panels and includes a multitude of storage options straight out of the box. With an assortment of bins, tool organizers, and hooks, this well-thought-out package is practically a one-and-done catch-all solution for a storage wall. The bins are especially convenient for motorcyclists who like to keep a lot of spare parts on hand.