Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > Project Showcase

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-25-2014, 10:42 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 167
Share |
Default

tool organizer


What do you think of this tool organizer i built? It was super easy to build. The top is slanted to store other items but you cant see it because it is behind a light fixture at the moment
Attached Images
 

diyer111 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to diyer111 For This Useful Post:
bbo (01-26-2014), BigJim (02-18-2014), dezandseth (02-07-2014), gma2rjc (01-25-2014), Gymschu (01-26-2014)
Old 01-26-2014, 06:46 AM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Austin, TX. Well outside the city limits.
Posts: 7
Default

tool organizer


Very nice!!!

Whenever i see stuff like this I get inspired to do it... but then never seem to get around to it.

nice job!!!

quantumkev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 08:21 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 167
Default

tool organizer


Quote:
Originally Posted by quantumkev View Post
Very nice!!!

Whenever i see stuff like this I get inspired to do it... but then never seem to get around to it.

nice job!!!
Haha thats very true

Last edited by diyer111; 01-26-2014 at 09:49 AM.
diyer111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 11:11 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: central Florida
Posts: 1,199
Blog Entries: 5
Default

tool organizer


I like orderly garages.

That's a lot of drills.
Startingover is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 11:14 AM   #5
Retired from the grind
 
gregzoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Midwest - Central Illinois
Posts: 13,986
Default

tool organizer


So how much for you to make and sale one for those of us, that would like one? I would have Dado'd where the shelves are, so that they are not just being held in by screws or nails.
__________________
Ren: Now listen, Cadet. I've got a job for you. See this button? Ren: Don't touch it! It's the History Eraser button, you fool! Stimpy: So what'll happen? Ren: That's just it. We don't know. Maybe something bad, maybe something good. I guess we'll never know, 'cause you're going to guard it. You won't touch it, will you?
gregzoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 12:04 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 167
Default

tool organizer


Quote:
Originally Posted by gregzoll View Post
So how much for you to make and sale one for those of us, that would like one? I would have Dado'd where the shelves are, so that they are not just being held in by screws or nails.
I would have liked to dado it as well but i did not have the proper tools for it. It is 30" wide and the shelves are very sturdy actually, since the center of the shelf landed on a stud so i was able to fasten it securly, but it was sturdy even without fastening it. The cost was about $35.00 for the select grade pine since i also do not have a planner so i couldn use cheaper boards. I countersunk the screws and dowled them in the shelves so it looks alittle nicer. I also drilled a hole out the side for the cords from the chargers to go through. The top is also at an angle so when i rearange my shop it can be used as additional storage since now it rests behind a shop light.

Name:  ForumRunner_20140126_120020.jpg
Views: 309
Size:  26.9 KB
Attached Images
    
diyer111 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to diyer111 For This Useful Post:
oh'mike (02-19-2014)
Old 01-26-2014, 12:15 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 167
Default

tool organizer


Quote:
Originally Posted by Startingover View Post
I like orderly garages.

That's a lot of drills.
The nice thing about this organizer is that it fits more than just drills. For example I would like to get the Dewalt 20 volt LED work light and I checked the measurements in the big orange store and it will fit as well. For some tools, such as my portable circular saw, I could hang them upside down by the part where the battery would plug into, but to me that just looks and a little ugly it also fits a brad nailer. However if I was going to use it for tools like these I probably would have built it out of 1x10's and not 1x8's
Attached Thumbnails
tool organizer-20140126_122005.jpg  

Last edited by diyer111; 01-26-2014 at 12:29 PM.
diyer111 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to diyer111 For This Useful Post:
gregzoll (01-26-2014)
Old 01-26-2014, 01:02 PM   #8
Retired from the grind
 
gregzoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Midwest - Central Illinois
Posts: 13,986
Default

tool organizer


You can probably make a PVC sleeve, to place in those holes, so that it cuts down on the burring.
__________________
Ren: Now listen, Cadet. I've got a job for you. See this button? Ren: Don't touch it! It's the History Eraser button, you fool! Stimpy: So what'll happen? Ren: That's just it. We don't know. Maybe something bad, maybe something good. I guess we'll never know, 'cause you're going to guard it. You won't touch it, will you?
gregzoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 01:26 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 167
Default

tool organizer


Quote:
Originally Posted by gregzoll View Post
You can probably make a PVC sleeve, to place in those holes, so that it cuts down on the burring.
Are you talking about the hole that the cords go through? If so the burring is not so bad. But i could do a roundover with the router as well. It would look better than pvc
diyer111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 01:37 PM   #10
Retired from the grind
 
gregzoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Midwest - Central Illinois
Posts: 13,986
Default

tool organizer


Quote:
Originally Posted by diyer111 View Post
Are you talking about the hole that the cords go through? If so the burring is not so bad. But i could do a roundover with the router as well. It would look better than pvc
That too would work. I was thinking just using one of those inserts that are PVC, that are used in desks, for where cables pass through.

Or even just installing a power strip along the underneath of the shelf above, vs. having all of those cords passing through the hole. It would look a lot cleaner.
__________________
Ren: Now listen, Cadet. I've got a job for you. See this button? Ren: Don't touch it! It's the History Eraser button, you fool! Stimpy: So what'll happen? Ren: That's just it. We don't know. Maybe something bad, maybe something good. I guess we'll never know, 'cause you're going to guard it. You won't touch it, will you?
gregzoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 01:41 PM   #11
Retired from the grind
 
gregzoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Midwest - Central Illinois
Posts: 13,986
Default

tool organizer


As for the Dado's, if you have a router, you can use that for Dadoing the slots for the shelves.
__________________
Ren: Now listen, Cadet. I've got a job for you. See this button? Ren: Don't touch it! It's the History Eraser button, you fool! Stimpy: So what'll happen? Ren: That's just it. We don't know. Maybe something bad, maybe something good. I guess we'll never know, 'cause you're going to guard it. You won't touch it, will you?
gregzoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 03:15 AM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 54
Default

tool organizer


Very cool. Great idea and great job!
dezandseth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2014, 09:51 AM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 108
Default

tool organizer


I did this exact same thing about a week and a half ago. I adapted plans I found here http://funwithwoodworkingtoo.blogspo...ess-drill.html and used 3/4" plywood to build it.

I intended on doing rabbet joints for the shelves but found out after I purchased a new Dado blade set for my table saw that the arbor bolt on my saw will not allow for dados larger than 1/2". Because I already had the plywood and I wanted to use it, I decided against the rabbets and just used mechanical fasteners to hold everything in place.

I am missing the drawer at the bottom but have plans to dig into that another time. For now I'm going to start work on a miter saw stand which I'm hoping to have done this weekend.
Attached Thumbnails
tool organizer-20140207_212820.jpg  

ssgtjoenunez is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
convert cordless tool to corded? jason41987 Tools 14 12-03-2012 09:49 PM
Clamping tool or Oscilating tool for a DIY'r-you can only pick one which would it be? whataboutj Tools 12 11-29-2010 07:12 AM
Review: Harbor Freight Oscillating Tool Tedstor Tools 0 07-13-2010 02:24 AM
Need Help with re-design ttwiss Remodeling 21 05-08-2010 10:27 PM
Fein's Multimaster Tool...don't let the price scare you! CrossWorks Tools 13 04-18-2009 06:39 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.