DIY Power Tool Storage W/ Charging Station

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Introduction: DIY Power Tool Storage W/ Charging Station

Let's build this awesome power tool wall storage system. I had to organize my power tools in my shop, and decided to design and build this wall storage unit. This woodworking project is pretty simple to make, all made from plywood and 1 piece of pegboard. You can also add some stain and varnish for a final touch. I used imperial unit for this build but you can find all the metric dimensions below. Also, i added for FREE my SketchUp model, feel free to download it and modify it to yours needs. Happy Building ! :)

Step 1: MATERIAL NEEDED :

First, you will need to cut some plywood pieces. Here's a list of what you need. You can also download my SketchUp file for free here : . I made this project using imperial measurements but i converted everything to metric so use what's better for you! ;)

Plywood thickness is 5/8 (16mm)

[2X] 63"x15" (1600mm x 381mm)
[1x] 63"x7" (1600mm x 178mm)
[1x] 63"x1-½" (1600mm x 38mm)
[1x] 61-¾"x12" (1549mm x 305mm)
[1x] 61-¾"x6" (1549mm x 152mm)
[4x] 15"x12" (381mm x 305mm)
[2x] 38"x6" (965mm x 152mm)
[2x] 51-¼"x6" (1295mm x 152mm)
[2x] 18-9/16"x4" (472mm x 102mm)
[1x] 23-3/8"x4" (594mm x 102mm)
[1x] 36" or more x 6-¼" (914mm or more x159mm)

For the pegboard :
[2x] 48"x1-½" (1219mm x 38mm)
[5x] 36-¾"x1-½" ( 933mm x 38mm)
[1x] PEGBOARD (1219mm x 933mm)

Other :
[1x] Water-based Stain ( Black color )
[1x] Floor Varnish ( Semi-gloss )
[1x] Rust Oleum Spray Paint ( Color : Black Stainless steel ( it's just a darker stainless steel color) )
[1x] Kreg-Jig Mini for making pocket holes

Step 2: Making the Pegboard Frame

Now let's make the frame for the pegboard and glue the pegboard on it. Next, i will spray some black stainless steel paint and let it dry for at least 24 hours. During this time, i will make the bottom part of the wall storage unit.

Step 3: Making Some Pocket Holes for the Base

I want my base to be strong, so i'm making some pocket holes before the assembly. Then i add glue and screw everything in place.

Step 4: Making the Upper Part

I wanted to have adjustable shelves, so I use a template that I made for another construction to drill even-spaced holes. I will also put a fixed shelf in the center to prevent the vertical boards from moving apart.

Step 5: Sanding

This is the easy part .. Sanding . You could sand before assembling the pieces. At the moment of building this wall organizer, this Black & Decker sander was the only sander i had, so reaching all the corners was easy.

Step 6: Stain and Varnish

Im using some black water-based stain ( 2 coats ) and floor varnish ( 2 coats ) and 5 coats for the top of the bottom unit because it will also be used as a countertop.

Step 7: Assemble All the Pieces.

Screw the pegboard in place and screw the top part to the bottom using the pocket holes we made earlier.

Step 8: Installing to Wall

Now the last step, installing the power tool organizer unit to the wall. Make sure you screw it into wall studs.

Step 9: Charging Station

I also made a charging station with my 4 chargers. I hidden all the wires behind the board. Dimension may vary depending on the size of your chargers but my board is 24" wide by 12" high and 2" deep.

Step 10: Get Organized and Enjoy !!

Thank you for reading my instructable. You can also watch my complete video tutorial on YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/sebtechdiy

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    19 Discussions

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    skrilla269
    skrilla269

    2 years ago

    Nice project and I am currently making one myself. Unless I am not looking at something right the braces for the pegboard should be 35 1/2" not 36 3/4" since they are going on the inside of the 48" pieces. Not a big deal since it was not a under cut and I can just trim them up but thought I would let you know. Again thanks for the write up and I will post build once done :)

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    nukum069
    nukum069

    Reply 1 day ago

    I'm finally building this and encountered the issue myself... thanks for doing the math !!

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    azammoguy
    azammoguy

    Question 3 days ago

    I have twin three year olds, so my brain is fried. Do I need one sheet or two of plywood? I don't have time to sit down and do a cut sheet layout. Thanks, Rick

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    Rawks
    Rawks

    Tip 2 months ago

    I think some of the conversions are slightly off. And I had 2 leftover pieces. I ended up modifying it so I only have a shelf at one side, and I havent got studded walls so had to fix it differently. It's around 90% complete. Waiting on some spray paint to finish the pegboard and some pegboard holders to turn up, and I havent made the shelves yet. Overall brilliant build. I found the video to be very helpful and I'm making the cyclone dust extractor unit next. Thanks for the work!

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    HeartCrafting
    HeartCrafting

    1 year ago

    I love it so much! All my tools are DeWALT too! I feel a little sad inside when I cant find a tool made by DeWALT and have to mess up my perfectly matching tools. Even my yard tools are DeWALT. My lawn mower and everything. I am sure I probably qualify as obsessed. I moved and haven't had a chance to organize my garage yet to set up a station for them. They are currently all (less yard tools) in a spare room which my family now calls the DeWALT room when they come over. Anyways, nice instructable. Your tools look great!

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    tercero
    tercero

    2 years ago

    Wow.

    That's a lot of power tools from Dewalt (as mentioned). Just a little surprising is all.

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    Rdt2247
    Rdt2247

    Reply 1 year ago

    Makes sense to stay with 1 brand, (especially Dewalt) that way the batteries are interchangeable with all the tools.

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    ptrobrn
    ptrobrn

    Reply 2 years ago

    I am a little obsessed with dewalt too... At some point they had made a hybrid contractor table saw but now all they have is the little Job Site saws (of which I have... missed out on the craigslist post on a hybrid)

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    TheOriginalNerd
    TheOriginalNerd

    2 years ago

    Wow! Even your tape measure is DeWALT!! I think you might have an obsession. :-)
    At first, I thought this might be the first commercially made instructable. Glad to see it's not. It did turn out real nice and I like the design!

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    dragon flyer
    dragon flyer

    2 years ago

    Good lord - what on earth do you do with that many power tools? I see you've left space for quite a few more...

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    JmsDwh
    JmsDwh

    2 years ago

    Very nice! One question, was the Porter Cable a gift?

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    mstasiak
    mstasiak

    Reply 2 years ago

    better than that, according to wikipedia both DeWalt and Porter-Cable are owned by Black and Decker... I'm partial to Rigid because of their awesome battery warranty.

    Back to the storage unit, it looks great!

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    MillerI
    MillerI

    Reply 2 years ago

    And Lexus is owned by Toyota and Bugatti is owned by Volkswagon but everyone knows the difference...

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    mrwonton
    mrwonton

    2 years ago

    DeWALT fan? Me too, all my power tools are DeWALT or milawakke

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    strayturk
    strayturk

    Reply 2 years ago

    How about your power strips? Are they branded too? ;)

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    Erutan409
    Erutan409

    2 years ago

    Starting to see a theme here...

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    joshpit2003
    joshpit2003

    2 years ago

    Very cool. How much is DeWalt paying you for this? ;-)

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    Tavan201
    Tavan201

    2 years ago on Step 1

    That turned out looking absolutely fantastic. With a little, and I mean very little, tweaking you could use it as a floating entertainment center? After building this beauty first, of course. Thanks for the post.

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    soy_bean
    soy_bean

    Reply 2 years ago

    I actually thought it was a repurposed entertainment center before I clicked on it.