Store oodles of tools on vertical "drawers"
Tools become easy to find and access when you hang them on hooks and nails. But who has enough wall space to hang a shop’s-worth of hand tools?
Tools become easy to find and access when you hang them on hooks and nails. But who has enough wall space to hang a shop's-worth of hand tools? Here's one good solution: a simple, cubby-type cabinet with pullout I-beam drawers.
The cabinet and I-beams consist of 1⁄2 " plywood, with dado-and-groove joinery. A 1⁄4 " back on the cabinet keeps it from racking. I built this one short enough to slide out from underneath my bench. You could put it on wheels or make it taller, as needed. Add nails and custom holders to best support the tools. Pull the I-beam holders completely out and set them down wherever needed, with no tipping.
—Mike Thompson, Edmond, Okla.