Tool Storage Plans

Tool Storage Ideas

workshop storage ideas

An essential part of any home workshop is the amount of and design of its storage.

Been able to put your hand on a particular tool or fixing when needed, without the need to spend 30 minutes searching for it.

Possibly the most important of all your workshop storage will be your Tool Storage.

As it not only makes it easy to find them, but it also helps to keep in good condition and stops them getting knocked about.

 Workshop & Tool Storage

In the past, woodworkers used to store all their tools in large wooden chests, but nowadays its more convenient for woodworkers to use space saving tool racks and open shelving units that you can make yourself.

open shelving tool storage

A floor standing open shelf unit is most useful for both general and tool storage.

These open storage units can be easily made using 50mm x 50mm (2 inch x 2 inch) planed softwood, joined by 50mm x 25mm (2inch x 1inch) rails either screwed or bolted across the front and back.

You can easily make the shelves from some 18mm (3/4inch) plywood. Try to keep them about 750mm wide or smaller otherwise you’ll need to add a middle supporting upright to ensure the shelves don’t bend with the weight of the tools on them.

As added support you can simply screw some metal strips across the back at diagonals to help brace the frame.

Wall Mounted Tool Storage For Your Workshop

wall mounted tool storage plan

You can use some wall mounted tool storage over any counter top or work top surfaces where free standing storage is not an opinion.

These can be easily made using 18mm (3/4inch) plywood and fixed to the wall.

I personally like to keep any loose fixture & fitting I have in clear glass jars so I can easily identify them when needed.

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