Pegboards used to be a cheap way to cover your garage wall enabling you to use hooks to store many of your garage tools and accessories. Whist cheap pegboards are still very plentiful, there are also many more modern and stylish alternatives.
The attraction of pegboards is their uncomplicated nature. It is a board (usually made from a composite wood product) with lots of holes in it. These holes are used for hooks which can be attached anywhere on the pegboard. The hooks can be moved around as required.
Today, hooks are just one of the many accessories available for pegboards. Consider Shelves, Paper Holders, Storage Bins, Bags and even roll holders.
Below we have reviewed a range of cheap or not so cheap pegboards that are worth reviewing if pegboards are what you are looking for.
Ikea Skadi Pegboard
Ikea stocks the Skadis Pegboard and Accessories. Boards come in 2 colours, Wooden and White. The size of the board is 76cm x 56cm.
This is how Ikea describe the Skadis Pegboard:
You can store things on both sides of the pegboard if you use it as a divider on a desk or in a freestanding ALGOT storage combination. Choose the accessories in the SKÅDIS series which suit your needs and create a personal storage combination.
Peggie Cheap Pegboards
The Peggie System seems to be a lot more upmarket in terms of presentation.
“She is made of the good stuff with honest geometry and a material palette to match. Solid wood. Baked-on lacquer. A touch of brass. Peggie’s perforated grid system and dependable kit of parts create a framework for your ideas. You can count on Peggie to securely lock into place.”
The boards from the Peggie range come in a broad range of sizes. A couple or examples include:
- 1190mm x 558mm
- 890mm x 558mm
The boards are made from either Laminate or Wood. The colour range includes Natural Oak, White, Black and Ply. The range of accessories includes a hanging rail, prong, hook, cup, mirror, noteboard and clip.
Bunnings Cheap Pegboards
At the other end of the scale you have the Bunnings Pegboard. In its most basic form, Bunnings sells its Masonite Cheap Pegboards for about $28 measuring 1220mm x 915mm x 4.8mm.
Bunnings also sell the Pinnacle range of Pegboards. These are made of metal and come in both White and Black colours.
Both types of Pegboard include a good range of hook accessories which can be used for your garage items.
Garage Slatwall Alternatives
The alternative to Cheap Pegboards is something which is affordable but a lot more durable and versatile in what it can be used for.
Slatwall Garage Wall panels are a much better alternative than cheap pegboards. They look a lot nicer and cover your wall with a durable and water resistant surface. They also come with a great range of accessories that no cheap pegboard supplier can match.
StoreWALL Garage Slatwalls are made from hardened PVC and come in a very broad range of colours. These include Brite White, Weathered Grey, Pine, Cedar, Graphite Steel, Barnwood, and Whitewood. Importantly, these colours are not a layer of paint on the outside of a board. The colour is blended into the PVC and run through the depth of the panel.
StoreWALL’s panels can be used to cover all or part of an entire wall. All StoreWALL accessories come with the super secure CamLok locking mechanism which prevents your accessories from falling off the wall whenever you decide to use them. Watch the video below and compare the locking mechanism on your Pegboard’s accessories to that offered by StoreWALL.
Having experienced cheap pegboards myself in my own garage, all I ever found was pegboard hooks lying on the ground. Most of my accessories where on the floor with the hooks. My masonite pegboard also warped in shape over time and was not water or moisture proof.
Is StoreWALL cheap? What I can tell you is that it will last a lifetime and so will the accessories that support your stored items.
Below is a comparison of a standard sheet of pegboard from each of the suppliers this review has covered (pricing as at 11/2021).
IKEA Skadis Pegboard
- 76cm x 56cm (.42sqm) – $25 each (other sizes are also available)
- 89cm x 56cm (.49sqm) – $185 each
Bunnings MDF/Steel Pegboard
- Masonite 122cm x 91cm (1.1sqm) – $34
- Pinnacle 90cm x 45cmm Garage (.40sqm) – $39
StoreWALL Standard Duty Panel
- 120cm x 30cm (.36sqm) – $67 + Optional Installstrips (2 for $38)
- For this you get several rows upon which you can store multiple items. You can easily add to it to expand your storage. Check out our Garage Gallery for ideas on how many Australian garages have used StoreWALL.