Introduction: Simple and Effective Workbench Organizer

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How to build a quick yet effective workbench organizer to hold screwdrivers, pliers and other tools (easily customizable)

Step 1: Assess the Problem

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This is what I'm used to working with, a plastic tray from a cheap toolbox full of screwdrivers and such. I would like to get s good tool organizer, but the plastic ones feel too cheap, and the wood ones are to much money for a poor college student like myself. So I did the next best thing, DIY

Step 2: Scrap to Treasure

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So I threw this together out of scraps I had left behind from some shelves that I built for my room. Its just a 12" x 5-3/4" piece of 3/4" MDF with a little piece of 2x4 screwed onto the back (this is to give it an angle when it is resting agains the pegboard.)

Step 3: Placing Hooks

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To make moving the shelf around on the pegboard easier, I decided to just hot glue the pegs directly into holes in the shelf. The pegs were 5/32" wide. In the front of the shelf, I drilled some more holes, and hot glued some more pegs in, to give some sturdy pegs on the front.


Eye Poker (author)2011-06-03

I want to do this with my drill bits.

BillBiker (author)Eye Poker2013-01-07

Boy you just said what majic thought I had a couple days ago! Been looking for one of those metal organizer boxes for drill bits but man EXPENSIVE!!! I might use the wood glue part for a 1x4 and just drill holes in a zig- zag pattern to put on my pegboard though.

nrepak (author)2009-11-01

cool and props for using hot glue (one of my favorite adhesives)

snowpenguin (author)2009-05-29

This is neat. I'm building one. 4.5*

Korey (author)2008-02-09

How does the hot glue hold up? It doesnt seem like the pegs would be on very sturdy for mounting on the board?

Shifrin (author)2008-01-02

This can be Handy, it looks nice to!

sysadmn (author)2007-12-16

Nice and simple! would be good to have the "after" shot, with the organizer in use. Is there anything you'd do differently after loading it up?

Guitarpik14 (author)sysadmn2007-12-20

he has pictures posted in his intro

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