Small Workshop Storage Solutions

You don't need a gigantic workshop to produce beautiful woodworking projects. You just need to use your existing space wisely. We'll show how to squeeze the most space from a small woodshop. We'll give you tips for storing tools and materials so they're out of your way, organizing your shop so there's more room to work, and building storage units that keep items off the floor so you're not tripping over them. We'll also show you how to build a dedicated shelf for your air compressor, fold-up worktables, ceiling drawers, pegboard shelving, overhead storage, a small fold-away table for a grinder and stackable stools that make great work surfaces.

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How to Build a French Cleat Tool Storage Wall

Just think of it—a tool storage system for your garage or shop that you can endlessly reconfigure to accommodate all your tools. They’ll be right at your fingertips whenever you need them. And when it’s time to straighten up at the end of the day, you’ll know right where everything goes, making cleanup quick 
and easy. How much you spend depends not only on the size of your storage wall but also on the level of finish you’re after. We spent about $500 on the materials for our wall, but you could build it for about half the price by using 
3/4-in. CDX construction plywood.

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French Cleat Tool Holder Building Tips

Most of the tool holders take less than 
20 minutes to build. Have fun and don’t be afraid to toss your failures and try again. Here are tips to help you build your wall and make custom holders for your tools and gear.

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Seriously Cheap Magnetic Toolbox Labels

Get organized with magnetic toolbox labels

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Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build An Adjustable Sawhorse

Every workshop needs a couple of sawhorses, and this design is especially useful. This adjustable version of a classic creates the ultimate sawhorse. The special adjustable support can be raised as much as 20 in. to give you either a more comfortable working height or a great out feed table. Follow the video tutorial and step-by-step plans below, and you can build a set of these adjustable sawhorses in just a few hours!

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Garage Shelving Plans: Hardware Organizer

Organize your garage shelving with this plan for a system of hanging wood bins. Store nuts, bolts and fasteners in the bins, then carry the bins to your project as you need them.

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