Need an organizer for your power tools? These free plans show how to make a DIY cordless drill storage rack that fits into a wall-mounted workshop cabinet.
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Get your power tools organized with this easy to make DIY cordless drill storage rack. This organizer is a simple project that fits neatly into a workshop cabinet.
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Workshop Cabinets Added Storage
It felt good to finally have a permanent home for my tools! For years I moved tools from one flat surface to another.
The tools were off my workbench, table saw and flip top workbench, but the inside of the cabinets weren’t as organized as I hoped.
The Cabinets Were Missing a Drill Storage Rack
The spot that could be better organized was my drill storage area. My corded and cordless drills were taking up too much space on the shelf. Plus it was not the best use of space the way I had to install the other shelves in order to fit the drills.
A Drill Organizer Maximizes Storage Space
I knew I would be able to fit more tools in the cabinet if I could stand up the drills. So I made a little design tweak to my DIY Workshop Storage Cabinets.
First I added a divider in the center of the cabinet. Then I made a smaller shelf and designed some hangers that would act as a drill storage rack. This simple change would allow me to store four drills instead two.
Right now I have a corded drill and a cordless drill, but this new design will give me the space to add more drills or hang other power tools.
The other thing I like about this design is the organizer sits on shelf pins. This way I can easily move the drill storage rack up or down within the cabinet or even to another cabinet.
Cordless Drill Storage Rack Video
Watch as I build the drill organizer and add some extra storage to my tool storage cabinets!
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How to Make a DIY Cordless Drill Storage Rack
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1×2 (about 24”)
1-¼” Pocket Screws
1-¼” Wood Screws or SPAX Screws
Pocket Hole Plug Cutter (optional)
Shelf Pin Jig
Countersink Drill Bit
Step 1. Make the Shelf Divider
Cut 2 pieces of 1×4 to 22-¼” for the stiles. Cut 2 pieces of 1×4 to 3-7/16” for the rails and drill pocket holes in each end.
Apply glue to the rails, clamp to the stiles and attach using 1-¼” pocket screws.
Optional: Fill the pocket holes with pocket hole plugs.
Step 2. Drill the Shelf Pin Holes
I set the fence on my shelf pin jig to drill holes 1” from the edge. I matched the placement of the holes on my cabinet by clamping a piece of scrap wood to the bottom of the divider. Then I drilled shelf pin holes on each side of the divider.
Step 3. Install the Shelf Divider in the Cabinet
Center the shelf divider from side to side inside the cabinet and clamp.
Drill countersink holes on the top, bottom, and back of the cabinet. Attach with 1-¼” screws.
Step 4. Make the Shelf
Cut 2 pieces of 1×4 to 18-3/8” and 2 pieces of 1×3 to 18-3/8”. Apply glue and clamp. When the glue is dry rip the shelf to 11-½” and use a jig saw to cut a notch for the back brace. I sanded the shelf with 150 grit sandpaper.
Step 5. Make the Cordless Drill Rack
Cut 5 pieces of 1×4 to 10-7/16”. Cut 2 pieces of 1×2 to 10-7/16”. Cut 3 pieces of 1×3 to 10-7/16” and rip to 2-¼”. I sanded all of the parts with 150 grit sandpaper.
Apply glue to a 1×4 and clamp a 1×2 on the edge. Drill a few countersink holes and attach using 1-¼” screws. Repeat for the remaining 1×2.
Apply glue to a 1×4 and clamp a 2-¼” piece in the center. Drill a few countersink holes and attach using 1-¼” screws. Repeat for the remaining 2-¼” pieces.
The 1×2 assemblies set in from the front of the shelf ¼” and set in from the sides of the shelf ⅜”. I used a Kreg Multi-Mark to help position these assemblies and then clamped to the shelf. I drilled a few countersink holes in the shelf and attached using 1-¼” screws.
The 2-¼” assemblies set in from the front of the shelf ¼” and are spaced 3-⅜” apart. I ripped some scrap wood to 3-⅜” to help align these assemblies. I placed the scrap wood between the assemblies and clamped the assemblies to the shelf. I drilled a few countersink holes in the shelf and attached using 1-¼” screws.
Step 6. Finish the Cordless Drill Rack
I applied three coats of shellac to the rack and sanded with 220 grit sandpaper between each coat. I installed the cordless drill rack on the shelf pins and stored my drills.
Get your cordless drills and power tools organized with this easy to make DIY storage rack. This organizer is a simple project made with pocket holes and pocket screws that fits neatly into a workshop cabinet.
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