Tired of tripping over cords or searching for that tool? Tame clutter in your workshop or garage with these DIY power tool storage ideas!
I have a tiny workshop. It's in the basement, in a converted one car garage space with ceilings that are barely seven feet tall and walls that are covered with conduit, heating ducts and pipes.
Even though I don't have a ton of space, I've managed to fit almost every tool I could need into this small area! Even some of those "nice to have" tools like a jointer and planer have a spot in my tiny woodshop.
Even if you don't have a full workshop like I do, sometimes you just want a better way to prevent your tools from becoming a jumble of power cords and sharp blades on the floor. Or maybe you're tired of searching for the charger for that cordless drill battery that's hidden under a pile of junk in the garage.
If that sounds like you, you've come to the right place! I've put together a list of DIY power tool storage ideas that will help get you organized!
My corded circular saw was a tangled mess, and I worried that sideways pressure on the blade would knock it out of alignment over time.
This circular saw storage rack is so simple, I can't believe I didn't make it sooner!
It allows the circular saw to rest flat on its base, keeps the cord contained and protects the blade from damage.
Brad nailers, pin nailers and staplers are essential in the workshop. The problem is that they all look the same and the nails were scattered in various drawers and cabinets!
This DIY nail gun organizer solves this problem by keeping all of your tools in one place with clear labels to make it easier to grab the right one. It also has a drawer underneath to keep your nails sorted by length and size.
Keep your drills, batteries and chargers all in one place with this DIY cordless drill storage rack! This project would be perfect for any homeowner who is tired of hunting down their drill or charged batteries! Best of all, it's a really quick and easy project that can be completed with a few cuts!
Always have the right sandpaper on hand with this sander and sandpaper storage rack! Each type of sander has its own sandpaper organizer above it, ready for your next project.
This sander and sandpaper storage has enough space for three sanders and five sandpaper grits each! You can easily change the dimensions for a single sander instead.
This miter saw stand can also be used as a workbench, and is easy to customize to fit your space. I added an extended fence and stop block system to make repeatable cuts easily. The shop vacuum fits perfectly between two sets of shelves to provide dust collection for the miter saw.
I have since built a newer version (which you'll see below), but this is a great option if you are just starting out.
This miter saw station makes the most of a small space! It combines four major power tools in one small footprint to maximize space and productivity! You can substitute different tools in each of the sections, depending on what you have and use regularly.
If you're looking for something a little different, check out this list of miter saw table ideas for more inspiration!
A benchtop planer can really step up your woodworking game, but it's such a hassle to move around in a tiny workshop.
This compact DIY planer stand rolls under the workbench when not in use, and features two deep drawers for extra storage inside the sturdy base.
When you have a small workshop, you have to get creative with power tool storage. Many woodworkers build a flip top tool stand with two tools connected to the top and bottom of a platform that spins and locks into place.
But I wanted to keep the top surface clear for cutting at the miter saw, so I came up with this idea instead. It uses a mixer lift that slides the tool under the work surface, but pops up in seconds! It's the perfect storage solution for a benchtop sander like this one.
Add extra support and tons of storage to your table saw with this amazing DIY table saw stand!
I designed this DIY table saw stand to fully support a crosscut sled, and made the top out of melamine so it can slide smoothly. The table saw fits flush with the surface and has a drawer underneath to catch sawdust.
This DIY router table features two drawers for storage, and it rolls under the miter saw station to save space when it's not in use. It's quite a step up from the collapsible router table on the makeshift benchtop tool stand I used to have, and it takes up less space too!
This DIY T track table does it all! It features a T track top for clamping so you can use it as a workbench too! The shelves are perfect for storing power tool boxes and systainers, and small parts bins keep all your screws organized.
Tall Garage Storage Cabinet
Although you can store a lot more in this garage storage cabinet than just tools, it's a great way to get organized while taking up very little floor space.
It's great for corner storage with the lazy Susan feature that allows it to be turned to access any of the four sides. Read more to get the plans to build your own.
Tool Storage Cabinet
This power tool storage idea includes pull-out shelves for larger power tools and slide-out pegboard panels for smaller tools. Then, it all stores away from sight when you close the doors.
Pegboard Tool Wall
If building storage is not on your list, this easy pegboard wall will get the job done in a budget friendly way! With hangers that are custom designed for various power tools, you can hang almost anything on the wall where it's easy to spot.
Sandpaper Organizer with Sander Storage
Keep your sanders all in one spot along with their corresponding sanding discs and belts with this power tool storage idea.
DIY Tool Storage
Organize space in your workshop by getting all your most used tools in one spot! This easy design is grab-and-go storage for your most-used power tools.
Having it on the wall frees up much needed workbench space. Customize the sections to fit the tools you want store with this easy design.
Tool Storage Cabinet with Charging Station
This power tool storage idea has the added benefit of a built-in charging station! No more searching for a battery that's charged or digging through your workbench to find the charger to charge the batteries for your cordless power tools.
The easy design has adjustable shelves so you customize the shelving to fit your tools and the hanging storage is perfect for drills and drivers.
Which of these DIY power tool storage ideas is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
Friday 10th of June 2022
Love the ideas