Cover last remaining section of wall with pegboard, twice.
One section of wall that has been on the list since the shop rebuild was behind the drill press. Always wanted to see it covered in pegboard. Not really visible-kinda tucked away, but its where I keep assorted poles, crowbars, handles, broom etc. However stuff would always lean and fall back behind the cabinet. To retrieve anything usually meant pulling it all out.
But the cabinet was also the reason it just never got done, should have been done before cabinet installed, that and didn't want to buy a full sheet of pegboard to cover. The cabinet is 3 1/2" away from wall. getting in there to add cleats for the pegboard would not be fun. Just got postponed.
I ended up with a piece of white pegboard leftover from house remodel. Used it to make some ventilation panels in laundry room closet & hamper. Having quite a bit left over decided to use to cover this section of wall in the shop. Let me organize the stuff stored here, might add some light to corner, and it was 'free'.
Well I was right,
This shows the space, 3 1/2" trying to get between to add cleats wasn't fun.
I seriously looked at somehow ending the pegboard and returning to cabinet-closing off space between it and wall. However other than couldn't think of simple way, long poles etc do fit so continued on. Didn't take pictures but behind the cabinet I used construction adhesive to attach the cleats, with screws thru metal building wall from outside. Paid a lot of attention on the external screws-as far as zinc priming holes and screws-pre caulking, then finally caulking and repaint of exterior. As there wont be any real weight back behind cabinet all cleats do is keep pegboard from bowing and secure. In the front will be some weight so wanted to ensure it cant pull loose. Ill glue the pegboard to the cleats, where exposed staple it and a few screws.
I don't have pics of the original install-simple project..
I tried over about 2 weeks moving/ rearranging stuff on the wall. Didn't help- its still white. Usually free overrides ugly, function trumps form but this bugged me to the point decided I need to do something. I initially thought I would paint it but couldn't decide on color that would actually make the space go away- really don't want to "see" it. Need to do something . One of the guys on the GJ forum used some old pages from an old engineering book to collage a piece of pegboard- looked pretty cool. I was going to do that, scrounging some old magazines and manuals of machine and line drawings-but nixed it due to the amount of effort-plus not an area that warrants 'decorating'.
Out of easy options decided what I really need to do is buy some brown pegboard like I should have from the get go and replace. Not knowing IF I could get the permanently installed 'forever' white board out figured that's where I should start. Started pulling staples, screws, shove a crowbar behind the sheet to separate where glued to the cleats. Not as hard as I though it might be and got the white sheet out in one piece. And no damage to building where screws penetrate. (But I re caulked and painted again anyway). A little clean up of the cleats inside then off to get a sheet of pegboard.
Used the removed sheet to trace onto new piece. Cut it a bit smaller as the white sheet was a bit tight-still fought it. I need to get it in there to make sure it fits, pull out apply glue etc then attach. Just not having any luck.
And this picture shows me taking a break. The piece of pegboard is STUCK. I tried to bull dog it in with one last heave thinking it would go-it didn't. Wedged tighter than heck. The brown is 1/4" thick, the white was 3/16". The sheet needs to both bow and bend to get into the space, the thicker sheet wont do either, least enough to get in.
After I finally got it out did some more trimming until I finally could get it in without too much effort. Remove one more time, apply glue to the cleats-slip it in and start refastening. Sometimes just cant leave well enough alone. One of those simple silly projects that finally get around to it -take a short cut and turns to poop.
Now that its done ( & brown), liking it a lot, what was envisioned all along, just had to take the round about way. Unnoticeable, blends with rest of shop cabinetry, stuff easy to retrieve. I don't have the heavy items up yet. Plus I have enough leftover to do the over head shelf that I want to make doors for.
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