Workshop Tool Storage Rack

Building a wooden storage rack for the hand tools in our workshop.

Tool Storage Rack

In our loft workshop we have many electrical hand tools and screwdrivers which we use often, and these have all been held on the wall using plastic pipe clips and magnetic tool holders.

The magnetic tool holder did not work very well and the screw drivers would often fall off and our collection of pliers and wire cutters / trimmers outnumbered the available space for plastic clips so we decided to make a new tool rack to hold all the tools, keeping the workbench clear for our projects and work.

Andrew designed a new combined screwdriver and pliers rack in Fusion 360 and this was used to cut a screwdriver shelf with recessed holes and access slots from an offcut of 20mm thick oak timber. The end plates for the shelf and the plier rack was also cut from the same oak plank.

We used a strip of pine which was rounded for storing the pliers and cutters and this was glued into recesses in the side plates.

For the back of the new storage rack we used 9mm hardwood ply and everything was then varnished with a gloss finish.

The old tool clips
The old tool clips on the wall which are 3/4 inch plastic pipe clips.
Lots of tools
All the tools from the old wall clips
3D Render
3D Render
Ready to varnish
Ready to varnish
All the tools on the new rack
All the tools on the new rack

I have added the PDF plans for the screwdriver shelf in PDF format to download: Screw driver shelf plan and Side Plate plan



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