The Shakers used pegboard in nearly every room. They used it to hang coats, hats, brooms, and even chairs while the room was being cleaned. Pegboard is 3 1/2" wide, and is available in solid cherry (for both board and pegs), or pine boardwith maple pegs - both with beautiful beaded edges. Holes are bored 6" apart.
This item is also available as an unassembled and unfinished kit.