Hanging all of your gardening tools on a wall prevents tripping hazards in your garage or garden shed. When all the tools are organized visible at one time, it saves time searching for the exact tool you need. You don’t need to be an expert carpenter to build a tool organizer in a short time with just a few materials.
1 Turn on a stud finder and slide it horizontally across the wall where you want to mount your tool hanging system. Hold a carpenter’s pencil in your other hand and make a vertical mark on the wall when the stud finder beeps or a light illuminates. Find and mark the next stud in either direction in the same manner. Studs are generally either 16 or 24 inches apart.
2 Put on safety glasses and cut an 8-foot long 1-by-2-inch furring strip in half to create two 4-foot pieces.
3 Decide how high you want to mount your organizer and draw a horizontal mark on the wall with a carpenter’s pencil. Place one furring strip on the horizontal mark and using a drill, secure it on each end with a 2-inch wood screw into a wall stud.
4 Place the tip of a measuring tape on the center of the furring strip on the wall. Stretch the tape measure down to the 24-inch mark and draw a horizontal line on the wall. Attach the second furring strip in the same manner as you did the first.
5 Align a 24-by-48-inch pegboard on top of the furring strips with the 48-inch side horizontal. Insert a 2-inch wood screw into each corner through the pegboard and the furring strip with a drill.
6 Insert pegboard hooks through the holes. Insert shovels and large garden tools with open handles over the hooks to hold them in place. Hang two hooks next to each other and place the bottom of tools, such as shovels and hoes between the two to support them.
7 Hang a wire pegboard basket on the garden-tool hanging system and place small hand tools in it. Wire baskets allow you to see the tools inside for easy retrieval.