How to Attach a Pegboard to Brick
Pegboards offer storage solutions for gardening tools, workshop tools and everything in between. They are a versatile and sturdy way to use empty wall space. When that wall is made of brick, though, the challenge of attaching the pegboard arises. A little bit of preparation and some drill bits will help you successfully attach a pegboard to brick.
Obtain fasteners based on the size of your pegboard. Heavy-duty holding will require lag anchors; light- to medium-weight boards can be supported screws such as Tapcon screws. Buy one anchor for every 5 inches of pegboard.
Measure and cut the 1-inch by 2-inch boards to create a frame for the peg board to mount on. You will need two horizontal boards and two for the vertical boards. Allow for the width of the top and bottom horizontal boards when measuring the vertical sides.
Mark out the dimensions of the pegboard onto the brick wall. Use a level to ensure a straight hang. Use the mortar bit to pre-drill a hole into the mortar for each fastener needed.
Mark and pre-drill each frame board to correspond with the holes drilled in step three using a standard drill bit. Attach the wood frame using the fasteners.
Attach the pegboard to the frame with a wood screw at each corner. Fasten additional screws along each side to secure.
- Clean the mortar dust out of the holes after they are drilled.
- The heavier the items to be stored, the more fasteners you will want to use to secure the pegboard.
- Drill into the mortar, never the brick. Drilling into the brick itself will cause the brick to crack.
Joni Ryan has been writing public interest and how-to articles since 1989. Based in a suburb of Charlotte, N.C., Ryan has written for the "Charlotte Racing News," "The Current" and "The Oceana Herald." She studied the principles of business ontology for two years with the Unicist Research Institute. Ryan completed the Coach Training Alliance life coaching program in 2006.
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