DIY Wall Storage with Pegboard

This is a wall storage unit (with step by step DIY instructions) that can help add more storage space in your home. It’s great for storing books, displaying decor or hanging pictures.

  • Time to make - 1.5 hours
  • Build difficulty - Easy

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I don’t have a lot of floor space so I built this unit with a small footprint. What I wanted was to use the unused vertical space on the wall. There is a lot more vertical space in my apartment than floor space.

The shelf brackets and pegboard get screwed to the 2×4 timber stud using timber screws. There is no need to drill or screw anything  into the wall which saves having to spackle and paint. A great time saver if you are a renter like me.

The timber posts are easy to set up using Labrico 2×4 Adjuster brackets. There is a top and bottom bracket which pop on each end of the 2×4. The top bracket is tightened against the ceiling by turning the adjusting screw. 

It’s held there by tension and no tools are required.

You can customize your wall storage unit to suit your space. You can: 

  • add a couple more shelves
  • have shelves that span across the 3 beams (rather than the zig-zag design)
  • hooks for pictures

If you have a narrow space you can use 2 timber posts instead of 3 and have a single column of shelves. (see picture below)

Wall Storage Unit Project Information

Tools required

  • Drill
  • Drill bits 
  • Measuring tape
  • Screwdriver 
  • Spirit level (or download the “Bubble Level” App for iphone for free)


  • Labrico 2×4 Adjuster brackets x 3
  • 2×4 Wood post vertical x 3
  • 7” x 9” shelf brackets x 8
  • 40 cm x 24 cm pine board shelf x 4
  • 86cm x 60 cm pegboard x 1
  • Pack of 1 ¼” wood screws for pegboard
  • Pack of ¾” Wood screws for shelf bracket

Time to Make

About 1.5 hours

Build Difficulty


Wall Storage Unit Instructions

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Build the Framework First


Labrico flat ceiling ok, not sloped ceiling

Select location.

The Labrico 2×4 Adjuster brackets need a flat and sturdy ceiling and floor.

Check the ceiling and floor.


Measure the length of the floor to ceiling.

Minus 3.7 inches or 95 mm from the measurement.


Put the upper bracket and bottom bracket on the wood post.

Pop on the upper and bottom bracket onto the wood post.


Step 4: Lift the wood post into place
Lift the wood post into place.


Turn the adjusting screw clockwise to tighten the upper cap against the ceiling.


Step 5: Check the wood post is vertical by using a spirit level

Use a spirit level to check the wood post is vertical.

If not, loosen the adjusting screw and reposition.

TIP: For an online spirit level, download “Bubble Level” for free from the iphone app store.

Construct Shelves and Hang Peg Board


Setup the 3 posts 30cm (11.8”) apart


Install the 9” x 7” shelf brackets

The 9” length attaches on the shelf

The 7” length attaches to the timber post


Fasten the first shelf to the post.

I have put on some dimensions which you can use as a guide. 

Otherwise, you can choose your shelf height to suit your needs.


Install the other shelves.


Install the pegboard. 

I sat my pegboard at the same height as the top shelf – 120cm (47.2”). 

Choose a height that suits.

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