Pegboard Magazine Holder and Shelf

Colourful bungee cords against a white background provide distinctive storage for magazines and notebooks. Top this rack with a shelf for added storage or display space.


Step 1: Cut the pegboard to size — the one shown was cut to 33 inches wide and 45 inches tall to accommodate the length of the shelf. If you don’t have a saw, ask a Lowe’s associate to cut the pegboard to size.

Good to Know: If you plan to paint the pegboard, you can use a less expensive brown pegboard (#15495) instead of the prefinished white pegboard. For a smooth finish, apply paint with a foam mini roller and clear any holes covered with paint before it dries.

Step 2: Hold the pegboard level where you want to install it, and mark the wall where you’ll install the spacers and mounting screws that will hold the pegboard away from the wall. As a rule of thumb, place mounting spacers no more than 24 inches apart. We planned for three evenly spaced along the top row of holes and three along the bottom.

Step 3: Mount the pegboard spacers in the drywall following the manufacturer’s instructions. Then screw the pegboard to the spacers.

Step 4: On a flat surface, lay out the items you want to display. Measure the spacing and stretch mini bungee cords along the pegboard. Use only enough tension to hold your magazines or notebooks without bending the pegboard.



  • Drill
  • Screwdriving bits
  • Table saw or circular saw (optional)
  • Level
  • Tape measure


  • 4-ft x 8-ft white pegboard
  • 20-piece mini bungee cords, pack of 20
  • Pegboard spacers with screws
  • 7-3/4 x 35-7/8 white shelf board
  • 2 – 6-1/2-in shelf brackets


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