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Make a Memo Board

This command center is simple to make and works wonderfully wherever you need it most - in the kitchen, by the door or in the family room.

Memo Board

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

1 weekend

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Circular saw
  • Straightedge
  • Clamps
  • Screws


  • 3/16"x4'x×8' white perforated hardboard wall panel (#15484)
  • 24"x36" GV flat sheet (#50186)
  • 2 - 1"x2"x8' furring strips (#4511)
  • Sauder white shelf (#108039)
  • Sterling 10" metal shelf bracket (#221067)
  • 2-gang metal square electrical boxes (#70935)
  • Real Organized 47-piece peghook assortment (#267954)
  • 1 quart Valspar Paramount White paint (#CI 7006-22)
  • Titebond wood glue (#41218)

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Step 1

Cut pegboard to 4'x3' and paint white.

Step 2

Cut two 48" boards and two 33" boards from furring strips and use to frame the back of the pegboard. Glue strips to the back of the pegboard and clamp until dry.

Step 3

Attach the galvanized metal sheet over half of the pegboard with screws.

Step 4

Hang metal electrical boxes with screws on the pegboard where desired.

Step 5

Mount the board to the wall with screws.

Step 6

Memo Board Detail

Center the brackets and shelf below the memo board and hang on the wall. Arrange pegboard hooks as needed.