Pegboard seems to have a bad image for some. Maybe they see the rickety or warped panels with the pegs falling out that some folks use as organizers. Maybe some were hit on the head by the errant 5lb sledge hanging from the spindly 1/8" hook too high overhead .
At any rate I cleared an area of wall and am thinking about adding some sort of organizer there as it is a few steps from the bench. This pegboard came to mind but, I instinctively resist:
I've tried peg blocks with dowels that can be moved but they seem to end up like this:
Maybe it is because this wall never got fully cleared off, leveled and given the cleat-wall treatment like other areas in the shop(?). Who knows.
At any rate this made me review and remind myself that pegboard can be your friend and I thought I would re-share ways that it has served me well.
Movable panels on my cleat-wall make for quick organization and handy placement:
End caps on my workbench base:
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Attached to the base of any tool to keep accessories handy:
The floating panel in my router table door to allow airflow and hold accessory organizers:
As a slide-out panel in a saw table pier to keep things handy:
And it can be added almost anywhere that you thought you didn't have room for stuff; like the side of my cyclone blower housing:
Anyway, maybe this will shake some thoughts loose when you are looking around in your too-cramped shop for a way to store something nearby (or out of the way).