Pegboard Tool-Go-Round

Build this handy rotating tool caddy ($35 for the wood at a home center and $15 for the hardware at a home center

The Family Handyman

Build this handy rotating tool caddy ($35 for the wood at a home center and $15 for the hardware at a home center or Rockler Hardware, 800-279- 4441, www.rockler.com). With a table or circular saw, cut the pegboard strips. Cut the square pieces of 3/4-in. plywood and nail two of them to the 1×4 boards to make a stiff frame for the pegboard. Keep the boards toward the center as shown so they don’t interfere with the pegboard holes. Center and drill a 7/16-in. hole in the upper plywood square and hammer in the tee nut from the topside. Screw the machine screw through from the other side to create the pivot point. Center and screw the bottom plywood square to the topside of the lazy Susan bearing and screw the third square under the bearing. Nail or screw together the 3/4-in. plywood base from the 3/4-inch x 10-inch x 20-inch plywood pieces and the 3/4-inch by 8 1/2-inch by 20-inch plywood, then nail or screw the bottom plywood square on top of the base to join the spinning frame to the base. Screw the 10-in. pegboard strips to the frame. Drill a 1/2-in. hole in one end of the steel bar for the upper pivot bushing, then bend the bar to create a 10-in. space between the pivot point and the wall. Drill holes for screws in the other end of the bar, slide the brass bushing onto the machine screw, slide on the bar and attach the other end of the bar to the wall. Robert Hamel inspired this tip.

Materials List

  • 2′ x 4′ x 1/4″ pegboard sheets (2)
  • 1×4 x 4′ pine boards (2)
  • 2′ x 4′ x 3/4″ plywood (1)
  • 9″ round lazy Susan (www.rockler.com, part No. 18531) (1)
  • 3/8″ tee nut (1)
  • 3/8″ x 2-1/2″ machine screw (1)
  • 3/8″ brass bushing (1)
  • 3/8″ tee nut (1)
  • 16″ length of 1″ x 1/8″ flat steel bar (1)

Cutting List

  • (4) 1/4″ x 10″ x 48″ pegboard
  • (3) 3/4″ x 10″ x 10″ plywood 
  • (2) 3/4″ x 3-1/2″ x 46-1/2″ pine boards 
  • (2) 3/4″ x 10″ x 20″ plywood 
  • (2) 3/4″ x 8-1/2″ x 20″ plywood

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