Pegboard (also called perfboard) is really nothing more than hardboard with holes drilled in it. But all pegboard isn’t created equal. (Something you’ll quickly discover when you start shopping for it.)
Thickness – You can find pegboard in 1⁄ 8", 3⁄ 16", and ¼" thicknesses. Both the 3⁄ 16" and ¼" pegboard have ¼"-dia. holes, but the thicker pegboard will be much stronger, making it a better choice for shop projects.
In addition to different thicknesses, there are also different grades of pegboard. I prefer service-tempered pegboard. It’s harder and more durable than standard pegboard. The only trouble is finding it — you may have to go to a lumberyard or have it ordered.
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