panels are easy to install for a DIY'er. Use a stud finder to locate and mark the studs. Use a T- square to map and mark the stud locations on the panels and fasten with 2-in. decking screws. Slat-wall storage accessories include application-specific tool holders that simply "click" into the slats without tools. The mounting plates of each accessory can be moved and rearranged at any time. A similar concept in wall storage can be found with traditional peg- board systems. Tool holders such as hooks, screwdriver sleeves, ruler clips and more can fit into the pegboard holes to for easy access to tools and ready visibility when you need to find that one elusive item. However, the press- board material of standard peg- boards tends to warp, swell or
that fit virtually any storage need faced by the DIY'er. A few years ago we installed a full slat-wall system on the South wall of our workshop. We use it extensively and decided to expand the system onto our West wall. To avoid deflection in the slat-wall panels, we first installed 1/4-in. plywood over the studs. The plywood was installed with 1-1/4-in. drywall screws roughly every 16 inches. You can cut the plywood to size so the sheets break on stud centers, pro- viding a solid fastening surface behind the edges. Or you can add blocking between the studs to create a solid nailing surface when the plywood edges extend beyond the studs. Typically available in 1-by-4- and 1-by-8-ft. sizes, the slat-wall A slat-wall system requires the installation of 1/4" plywood over the wall studs to avoid deflection in the panels.
The panels have interlocking edges and install with decking screws driven into the wall studs.