Tired of searching for the right sandpaper grit for your project? Keep them all organized with one of these smart sandpaper storage ideas!
What are the worst clutter magnets in your workshop? For me, it's scrap wood and sandpaper. Both of these things have a way of multiplying when I'm not looking, and they're everywhere!
I'm always searching for ways to keep them organized so it's easier to find what I'm looking for quickly. I think I've got the scrap wood pile under control, thanks to my rolling lumber cart and wall mounted rack.
Now it's time to tackle the sandpaper situation! I have multiple sandpaper grits for each of my sanders, and I wanted to keep them organized and all in one spot. This makes it easier to see when I'm running low on one particular type, so I can add it to my Home Depot list.
Here's what I came up with, plus some other sandpaper storage ideas that might work better for your space!
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I consolidated my growing collection of sanding supplies into one compact storage box that fits under my workbench. This sander and sandpaper storage has enough space for three sanders and five sandpaper grits each!
Sandpaper and sanding disks are neatly organized on slide out shelves above each sander so I can easily get the exact one I need without digging through a pile.
This is a great project for using up all that scrap plywood you might have around the shop or garage. Get the woodworking plans to build your own!
Wall Mount Sandpaper Organizer
You can make this sandpaper organizer with a 2x4 sheet of plywood. It features organization on the top for sanding disks, shelves for sanding blocks and sheets and there is even room for your sanders.
Mount it on the wall and have easy access to your sanding supplies! Read more for the plans and tutorial to make your own.
Sanding Disk Organizer
Grab some scrap plywood and your jigsaw to make this simple sanding disk organizer. It's an easy workshop organization project you can make in just a couple of hours.
All you need is wood glue and clamps to put it all together and it's ready to hang up anywhere you want to store those sanding disks. I love the simple design and you can organize by grit so you can easily grab the one you need.
Read more to learn how to make your own!
DIY Sandpaper Storage Shelves
Are your sanders and sandpaper scattered across your workbench? With just a few pieces of wood, you can make this organizer for your garage or workshop. It can hold an accordion file full of sandpaper and a mat to keep your project in place while you sand.
Read more to get the free plans and make your own!
Full sheet sandpaper rack
This DIY sandpaper rack is made from plywood and has seven slots to store all your full size sandpaper sheets. Organize from coarsest to finest and label each shelf to make it easy to grab at a glance. Read more for the full tutorial to make your own.
Sandpaper Drawer Organizer
Add a custom insert to a drawer in your workbench just for sanding disks! It's a great way to keep them organized and at the ready for your next project.
This simple design is made using plywood customized for both the drawer and the size of the sanding discs. It's an easy workshop organization project that make your life so much easier!
DIY Sanding Disc Storage
Wall mounted or hanging storage is the best way to get those sanding disks up out of the way and organize your workshop space.
This one is easy to make from plywood and has plenty of space between each shelf if you prefer to keep your sandpaper dust free inside the original packaging.
This wall mounted sandpaper storage idea has a secret...magnets! Never lose a sanding block again with magnets embedded inside that just stick to the side of the rack. What a genius idea!
Plastic Drawer Organizers
Plastic drawers like these are inexpensive and just the right size for storing sheets and sanding discs. They also fit neatly on your workbench or shelving for easy access.
Just use masking tape to label the drawers so you know where to grab the grit you need for your next project.
Accordion File Sandpaper Storage
An accordion file is the perfect solution for storing your sandpaper without taking up a lot of space. There are enough file slots to accommodate every grit you could ever need!
Which of these sandpaper storage ideas is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!