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How to Make a Rolling Pegboard Tool Cart

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No matter the scope of your project, you can bring your most-used tools with you using this handy mobile pegboard on casters. The wheels conveniently let you rotate the unit to access eight separate storage areas. The number of pegboard hooks, shelving brackets and bins you will need will depend on the types of tools you’re storing, and how many.

Below are the TOOLS + MATERIALS you will need to build a Rolling Pegboard Tool Cart:

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How to Make a Rolling Pegboard Tool Cart

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    Measure and mark the following pieces with a straightedge before cutting with the BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX* 5-1/2 in. Circular Saw:

    • (4) pieces of 12 x 48” pegboard
    • (16) pieces of 1 x 2 board, 9” long for the framing pieces
    • (16) pieces of 1 x 2 board, 48” long for the framing pieces
    • (1) piece of 3/4” thick plywood, 24 x 24” long for the base
    • Several pieces of scrap 1 x 4 or 1 x 6 planks, 10” long for the shelves as needed

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    Stabilize the pegboard panels by framing the edges with the 1 x 2 framing pieces. Create square corners by placing two 9” 1 x 2’s between two 48” pieces, making the edges flush with the edges of the pegboard. Line up the same pieces underneath to sandwich the pegboard between the frames. Fasten all of the pieces with 1 ½” wood screws, using your BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX* Lithium Drill/Driver with AutoSense™ Technology. Create a total of four framed panels.

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    Sand the panel frames to smooth the faces and remove any sharp or rough edges with your BLACK+DECKER MOUSE® Detail Sander and 80-grit sandpaper. If you'd like to stain and/or apply a clear finish to the wood of your pegboard, do so now, following the manufacturers' directions for application techniques and drying times.

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    Join together two of the framed panels with 1 1/2" L-brackets and 1 1/2” screws at the top and bottom to form a right angle. Add the two remaining panels to create an X-shaped assembly that can stand by itself. Drive the screws in these hard-to-reach corners with your BLACK+DECKER 4V MAX* Lithium Pivot Screwdriver.

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    Mark guidelines 1 1/2” from both edges at each corner of the plywood base, using a pencil and straightedge. Attach each caster by lining up the holes of the caster's mounting plate with the penciled guidelines and securing the plate with 1/2” wood screws.

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    Center the pegboard structure on the plywood base so that each panel is perpendicular to one edge of the plywood. Secure the structure with a 3” L-bracket on each side of every panel, using 1/2” screws.

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    Add short shelves by resting the sanded and sealed 10” pieces of 1 x 4 or 1 x 6 pine board on straight pegboard shelving brackets (they have hooked ends to keep the wood from sliding off). Hang hand tools on hooks and store drill bits and other small accessories in small bins. You can purchase specialty hooks for specific tools such as drills and screwdrivers at most home improvement stores.