How to Make a Tool Cabinet Organizer

5 Materials
2 Days

I was lucky enough to find a wooden cabinet with a perfect front rolling door in the dumpster,I decided it would be the basis for my tool cabinet. After a long time in which I stored my tools in tool boxes, I decided that it was time to arrange them so that they would hang in front of my eyes and I would not have to spend much time looking for them. Sometimes I even forgot that I had a certain tool because of the mess in the toolboxes. Today most of my work is done at home and so I do not need to take the tools to other places so this is an excellent solution for me. Now I just open the tool cabinet and immediately start working.

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I took all the tools out of the boxes to see the variety of tools and sorted them into categories according to technology:wood, metal, measuring tools, screwdrivers and so on.

I bought wooden sticks 8 mm thick. I held each tool against the back of the cabinet and marked in pencil the locations for the drilling.I drilled with an 8 mm drill marked with a masking tape the desired depth for drilling.I sawed the wooden sticks 4-5 cm long, I smoothed the edges and tapped them with a hammer. Tight tolerance keeps them in place without moving, in the future if I want to change locations I can just pull them out, or saw them.

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measure the Wood sticks

cut Wood sticks

Mark Drill depth with masking tape

I made a shelf with holes and grooves for screwdrivers and chisels.At first I arranged all the Screwdrivers and chisels on the table and measured the gaps between them and the diameter of each one.I took a wooden profile (20x40 mm) and marked it for drilling, I cut the edges at a 45-degree angle so there was room for a screw to hold it to the cabinet.

I drilled 10 mm holes for all the toolsand to the chisels I also opened a groove with my Jig-Saw.Then I sand everything with Orbit Sander.

From the broomstick I made a rack for the clamps.In the picture you can see a nice method for quick sanding of the stick.I attached a screw to the stick and I grabbed the top of the screw with the drill ,I turned it around and smoothed it with sandpaper.


Tools:Drill Impact driverOrbit SanderHeat GunJig sawL-SquarePencil TapeDigital calibermeterhammer8 mm drill8.5 mm drill10 mm drillProtective glassesGlovesBreathing maskEar protectorsMaterials:Wood screws M4x30Wood sticks 8mmStrong Magnet 8.5 mmwooden profile 20x40 mmBroomstickSanding papers 150, 400

Suggested materials:
  • Wooden sticks 8 mm
  • Broomstick
  • Nails
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  • Nicki Petruzzella Kerns Nicki Petruzzella Kerns on Aug 10, 2019

    Your materials list includes a Go-Pro and tripod. Those made me giggle. Will they help my tool organizers turn out as well as yours did? :-)

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