A Reddit user with the craziest pegboard desk setup

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I think the last month or so I’ve seen a few setups that featured custom full wall pegboards behind the desk setup. I’ve always thought that was an insane amount of effort to be put into a desk setup or office workspace, but honestly, it adds so much value. Today’s setup is from u/fishboy500 from Reddit. If you want to see the original Reddit post find it here.

If you want more information on how to improve your home office setup, we have an article for that too.

Absolutely crazy right?

Let’s have a look at what’s in the setup.

MonitorDell S2721DGF
Monitor Mount/Desk ShelfBontec Dual Monitor Stand
MiceLogitech MX Master 3
KeyboardLogitech MX Keys Mini
DeskmatGeneric Leather Desk Pad
DeskSolid Oak Kitchen Benchtop + IKEA Alex
Monitor Lamp
Palm Rest for Keyboard
ChairHerman Miller Mirra 1
Ambient LightingAmazon Bulb Holder + IKEA Kasa Smart Lights

If you want to see it the tagged image, see below

We’re in the process of creating a guide on how to actually construct these pegboard walls. So keep an eye out for it.

Why pegboard walls?

The main reason we love these pegboard desk setups is how much depth it adds to your setup, and it utilises all the vertical above your setup to include plants or other items that you would want to store away. It’s not a terribly difficult project to do and if you’re serious about your desk setup it could actually improve your productivity.

Is it expensive?

A custom pegboard wall would be quite cheap assuming you have some of the tools, and even if you don’t they’re quite accessible from your local hardware store. The price of the project would also scale with the size of the wall.

What about the aesthestics?

I think the best part about the pegboard wall is the ability for you to paint it. You can really do something to match your tabletop or storage cabinets. Fishboy is using the classic oak benchtop with the IKEA Alex. We’ve spoken in the past about what the ideal combination for the benchtops and storage cabinets are from Ikea in our IKEA budget guide article. So have a read.

Stay tuned for updates to this article.

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