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12 Brilliant Tool Organization Ideas

12 brilliant tool organization ideas for your garage.

I am always on the look out for brilliant ways to organize the tools in my shop (I mean garage).  Some day I hope to have a dedicated space for woodworking, but for now I need to make the most of the limited space that I have.
I’ve scouted around the internet and found 12 really cool ideas for tool organization in the garage.

Cordless Drill Storage and Battery Recharge Station

Store your drills and keep those batteries charged with this convenient and compact docking station.  Place a power strip on the top, to provide plenty of outlets for your chargers.  Add an optional drawer to store all of your drill bits and accessories. Idea by Hertoolbelt (Free plans)

cordless drill charge-no-drawer

Compressor and Pneumadict Tool Storage

This rolling cart is a great idea to house a compressor and organize the associated pneumatic tools.  Not only will it be easy to store in your garage, you can easily roll it out to your vehicles to fill up the air in your tires.  Idea by Shanty 2 Chic (free plans).

Shanty2Chic Compressor Cart

Tool cabinet with peg board

Great idea to add pegboard inside a cabinet to keep your tools hanging and easily accessible (instead of in a pile).  Idea submitted by RGB044 on Ryobi Nation.

Cabinet safekeeper

Crate Storage Locker

This brilliant organizing idea uses inexpensive wood crates to create custom cubbies to store all of your smaller power tools and hand tools.  The casters on the bottom make this locker super accessible and convenient to store.  Idea submitted to Ryobi Nation by Designed Decor.  (Tutorial on Ryobi Nation)

Crate Storage Locker

Peg Board

Hang one sheet of peg board and look at all that can be stored and organized in plain sight, plus it looks great.  Idea by Jen Woodhouse (tutorial).

Jen Woodhouse Pegboard

Flip Top Storage

The perfect solution to store your larger power tools that are heavy and hard to get out, lug around, and put away.  When you are done with one tool, flip the top over and use the other, brilliant.  Idea by Fix This Build That (free plans).


Portable Pegboard Rack

This brilliant idea utilizes a portable pegboard to bring your organized tools to you.  That pull out rack for clamps makes this tool organizer over the top cool and convenient.  Idea submitted by MaineTait to Ryobi Nation.

Rolling Pedboard Storage

French Cleat Blade Storage

Jay at Jay’s Custom Creations has an awesome french cleat system to organize his tools and shop supplies.  Not only is this saw blade storage great for blades and accessories, it would be great for sandpaper and could be easily customized for tool organization cubbies.  (free plans)


Hand ToolCarousel

I love this compact idea to organize hand tools.  Each panel flips and the whole carousel rotates.  Idea submitted on Ryobi Nation by RichardF.

Hexagonal tool carousel

Simple Nails

Organizing tools does not have to be complicated.  Check out this idea of simple nails and holes in studs mounted on the wall to organize hand tools.  Idea submitted to Ryobi Nation by BJWatford

Hang by nails

Tool Caddy

This tool caddy is perfectly designed to fit around this builders tools.  This custom caddy will look great mounted on the garage wall while keeping the power tools organized and handy.  Idea submitted by TYLERHOUCK_107007 on Ryobi Nation.

Ryobi Tool Wall Caddy

DIY Tool Chest

Last, but definitely not least a gorgeous DIY rolling tool chest.  Geekwoodworker has really outdone himself in this totally custom tool organizer.  Idea submitted by Geekwoodworker on lumberjocks (additional photos).

DIY rolling tool storage cabinet

Hopefully some of these brilliant projects have inspired you, I know I have some ideas brewing to organize my tools in the garage.

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