Cost to Install a Pegboard Wall – 2021

| Last Updated: August 23, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 305

$ 105

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 81% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

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The average price to Install a Pegboard Wall noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

How much does it cost to install pegboard? The contractor cost to install a pegboard wall is $305 vs. doing it yourself for $105 and saving 66 percent. 

Today’s garages are the last frontier for capturing space and redefining it as workshops, project centers, and just about anything else requiring room to work and store things. When you’re looking for a practical surface, peg panels by DPI are a good choice, whether a garage needs a total facelift or a one-wall fixup. The 4-by-8-foot panels, which cover 32 square feet, in white and charcoal, are sold at home centers and lumberyards.

A carpenter will charge $305 to install a 12-foot wall of the panels fastened to furring strips in a garage. This includes the labor and material. You can buy the material for $105 and install it yourself and save 66 percent. Before installation, make sure the wall surface is firm, clean, and dry, and measure the area to figure out how many panels and furring strips are needed.

For the best placement, dry-fit the panels and then cut them to size. Use shims to keep the panels level, and apply a construction adhesive such as Liquid Nails to fasten them to the furring strips.

For more installation details and information go to DPI’s website at

That sums it up. Knowing the average cost to install a pegboard wall lets you compare doing it yourself with what you can expect to pay a contractor.

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