I want to hang pegboard in my shed, which has exposed wooden studs (2x4). Most instructions for hanging pegboard say to screw them to the outward facing side of the studs (the 1.5" side) to span the studs.
What I want to do is hang the pegboard inside the 'box' made by the studs, so I can inset it 2-3" (most instructions I'm seeing say you need 1/2" behind the pegboard). It's a small shed, and the 2-3" of extra space I would get by having things hang between the studs would be welcome.
I figured I would just use corner braces, bolt them to the pegboard and screw into the sides of the studs and crossbeams (was thinking 1/2" screws, so I could hang on both sides of a given stud), but I couldn't find examples of anyone doing that, so I wanted to make sure it wasn't a bad idea. Is that going to be too weak?
Here's a diagram of what I want to do - the pegboard would fill the whole 'box,' but I cut it halfway so you can see it is offset from the back. The braces are just on there willy-nilly for illustrative, not planning, purposes.