Workbenches work best when they're in the middle of the shop so you can move around the project. The problem: Your tools are usually stored around the perimeter of the shop. The solution: the tool storage shelf, shown below. It not only makes use of vacant overhead space—it saves time and labor. Shaped like a stirrup and mounted to the ceiling joists, you can configure it to your needs to hold small hand tools, clamps, screwdrivers, and whatever else you want to keep handy.
—Bud Beck, Jr., Land O' Lakes, Fla.