The Pegboard Situation.


Yesterday is why I love our little universe. Your feedback and opinions. I have spent my life trying to listen to all opinions, weeding out the dumb ones and being open to the good ones. And this project, is all of us together. As an HQ a GLOBAL HQ, it should represent all of us. Now on to the pegboard situation. It never felt 100% right, and I did research and well. it aint gonna happen. I am not a fan of it anyway. But was trying it out. So now what?

Tom lang in Boulder pulled it off. But maybe a 1960’s look

Sanford marina time capsule. But agaain, too retail, and possibly too 1960’s

I like the idea of it being there forever. Painted wall etc. But what may be the coolest is just leaving it as is. Or as was. Which of course is 100000% original.  The only issue I felt… was no insulation. But? maybe art provails over comfort for a bit. Maybe with enough cool art and tools and stuff on the walls it will self insulate?

The idea of a painted plywood is also very cool. maybe aged, grease marks etc and labled by hand areas.

OH! Yes!

Or just like in Michigan at Cuthbertsons. Just let it be, let the original impact be framed and preserved.This. may sound crazy, but that wall is hidden behind some trees. I could put insulation on the outside and cover it if it became an issue.




Anyone need a smoke?

Thankyou from the bottom of my PART wall for your feedback. I do read them for sure

The original wall is best. No board, and its already aged. Just needs some trim and more stuff on the wall. Today, I remove insulation and restart the look. BTW, I have done this several times all around the place. I am always thinking about not erasing what time has given us all.

18 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    It’s great that you decided on the Cuthbertson shop look. That place is always a pleasure to visit and the real thing. Of course, Brian has a lot to do with that also. He is a great guy and the real thing!

  2. Jim G
    Jim G says:

    Paint out a section of the pine wall boards with gray or white. Then hang the tools with nails and make an outline with a magic marker. I’ve been in a lot of very old auto and boat shops and that how all of them were done back in the day. Even old small town National Guard armory’s tool rooms.

  3. rjtipple
    rjtipple says:

    Nothing beats a well placed nail in wood for hanging tools, parts, clocks, shop calendars, etc. Pegboard is a pain in the neck.

  4. John F Rothert
    John F Rothert says:

    now you’re getting there….peg board would suck in that neat place.

    John in Va.

  5. Art
    Art says:

    Even though it looks like a mess Brian can put his hands on whatever he needs in a nanosecond. I like the no pegboard crap thinking.

  6. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    You wouldn’t leave the insulation and just plank over and then random nail tools to that?

  7. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    That may be a little too formal, but here’s another idea. I’m sure you’re torn between organization and retro look.

    • floyd r turbo
      floyd r turbo says:

      That looks like what we use for retail display called slat wall. But it can’t come close to looking as cool as you floor boards. Slat wall comes in 4’x8′ sheets, 1/2″ thick hardboard with a variety of facings, like an old brick print, random antiqued painted planking, dark wood grain, maple wood grain, etc. Then you slide in shelf supports, etc. I like it better than peg board as a choice.

  8. John F Rothert
    John F Rothert says:

    Floyd R….well that super organized pic is too too for me…but I looked up the slat board and that has some interesting possibilities!


    John in Va.

  9. Don Palmer
    Don Palmer says:

    Wait… Leave it Be? or Leave it to Beaver? I grew up in the 60’s and it was one of my favorite shows! (please don’t judge me!)

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