5 woodworking storage unit ideas

#1 Racking My Brain – Lumber Rack

If you’re a hard core wood worker, then you probably end up with extra scraps all the time. In addition to the wood you buy for projects in process, having that lying around can all get out of hand quickly and turn your shop into a hoarder’s haven in no time. That’s why you’re going to love this video and article by thewoodwhisperer.com. With detailed instructions that can be adapted to your particular situation easily, our host, Marc Spagnuolo shows us how to create a great lumber rack in our own shops that will help us keep our project wood and our left over scraps in one easy to access place, ready to use when we need it and not in our way when we don’t. See the video and read the full article here.

#2 Build a Shoe Organizer

If your mud room or entryway is looking more like a mud mess or an obstacle way from all the shoes all over the floor, then you’ll love this article by Familyhandyman.com that shows you an easy to make shoe organizer. This fabulous build it yourself organizer will have your shoes off the floor and create usable space out of a nightmare of shoe clutter. With full instructions, including a materials list and step by step details, you’ll be able to make this in no time. For all the info, read the full article here.

#3 Simple-To-Make Tool Holders for a Cabinet

Tired of searching through your crowded tool box every time you need something? Whether you have a tool box or cabinet or just have your tools laying on a work bench, these handy and easy to make tool organizers are going to make your workshop much easier to work in and will make finding your tools a snap. Brought to us by Thomas McKenna for finewoodworking.com, this article gives you all the designs and details for everything you need to create a workable set of tool holders for your workshop. For all the details, read the full article here.

#4 Garage Shelves, DIY – How To Build A Shelving Unit With Wood

Whether you’re using your garage as a workshop, or as an actual garage, it’s still the space that you end up putting all those things you just don’t have room for in your house. The problem comes in when you also want to have room for other things, like your car. That’s why the folks at removeandreplace.com bring us this excellent article on how to make your own shelves in your garage so you can have a place to put things away in an orderly fashion and by making it from wood, it won’t break the bank. See the video and read the full article here.

#5 Wood Storage Chest – Make your own!

Dani, The Project Lady brings us this great article on how to make your own storage chest, easily and inexpensively. In addition to being a great storage chest, this fabulous wooden box can double as a bench. Whether you’re need a chest to store your winter or summer gear and clothing when you’re not using it, or you need a place to keep baby toys or other things that you want to keep but don’t want lying around all the time, this gorgeous chest is going to work just great. Dani gives us complete instructions and all the details we need to create this beautiful work of art that also is very functional. Read the full article here.