Get your screwdrivers organized with this DIY screwdriver holder. This storage rack is easy to make with a few pieces of scrap wood and these simple plans.
DIY Screwdriver Holder
Get your screwdrivers organized with this DIY screwdriver holder.
This 3 tier screwdriver storage rack is easy to make with scrap wood, a few simple cuts, and a few common woodworking tools.
The free plan includes all of the measurements and detailed step-by-step instructions. Download the free plan now and build one today.
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Inspiration for This Project
In a recent reader poll about workshop storage and organization, DIYers shared that they also needed help organizing their screwdrivers.
Here’s the solution. A simple 3 tier organizer made with scrap wood.
How Many Screwdrivers Can This Rack Hold?
This screwdriver rack was designed to organize 15 screwdrivers. The size and spacing of the holes could be adjusted to fit other screwdrivers like this precision screwdriver set.Back to Table of Contents
Where Do You Store the Holder?
This holder was designed to fit in the compact space inside of these DIY tool storage cabinets.
You could also store it on a workbench or attach a French Cleat to the back of the holder and hang it on the wall.
What Tools Do You Need to Make a DIY Screwdriver Holder?
This organizer is a quick afternoon project. It can be made using basic woodworking skills and just a few common woodworking tools.
Tools like a miter saw, pocket hole jig, and a drill.
I used a miter saw to cut all of the parts to length for this project.
Pocket Hole Jig
We can use any pocket hole jig to drill the pocket holes for this project. I used the Kreg Jig 320 to drill the pocket holes for my screwdriver holder.
The drill was used to drill the pocket holes and the holes to store the screwdrivers. The drill was also used to drive the pocket screws that join the pieces together.Back to Table of Contents
What Wood Should You Use?
This storage holder can be made with just about any type of wood. This project doesn’t require much wood so it’s a great way to use up some scrap wood.
Related: How to Decide What Scrap Wood to Keep
Many times I use common pine to build my projects. Pine is relatively inexpensive and easy to work with.
I had some scrap pieces of pine 1×2s so I used those to make my holder. You could also use scrap pieces of plywood to make this project.
Related: Beginner’s Guide to Wood SizesBack to Table of Contents
How Do You Finish the Holder?
This screwdriver holder could be finished in a variety of ways. It could be left natural, painted, etc.
I haven’t applied the shellac yet, but when I do, I’ll apply three coats.Back to Table of Contents
DIY Drill Holder
- Click here to download the FREE plan (includes detailed instructions, measurements, and bonus tips)
Step 1. Make the Sides
Cut 6 pieces of wood to length for the sides. Drill one pocket in one end of each piece.
Related: How to Use a Kreg Jig
Apply glue to the edges and clamp to form 2 side panels. Clamp for 30 minutes or until the glue is dry.
💡 TIP: Be sure to make a right and left side.
Step 2. Make the Shelves
Cut 3 pieces of wood to length for the shelves and use the diagram in the printed plan to layout the location for holes.
💡 TIP: I used my Multi-Mark to draw a line down the center of each shelf. Next, I marked the location of the holes on one shelf. Then, I transferred the marks to the remaining shelves with my Multi-Mark.
Use an awl to make a starting point for the drill bit.
Related: What is an Awl?
I used a Forstner bit to drill a hole at each mark. The bit that I used fit the majority of the screwdrivers. For some, it was a little snug. And for a few the holes could’ve been a little smaller. You may want to drill some holes in scrap wood to be sure the bit will work for your screwdrivers.
💡 TIP: I recommend using a Forstner bit because it drills a hole with smooth, clean sides and a flat bottom. This means less sanding is needed to smooth the holes.
You could drill these holes with a regular drill bit or a spade bit but these bits tend to tear the wood and produce a hole with rough, jagged sides. This means more sanding is needed to smooth the hole.
I used a drill to make these holes, but if you have a drill press, you can use it instead.
Step 3. Attach the Shelves
Apply glue to the tops of the sides, position the shelves, and clamp. Attach using 1-¼” pocket screws.
Step 4. Finish the Screwdriver Holder
See How Do You Finish the Holder? for more information.
Get your screwdrivers organized with this 3 tier DIY screwdriver holder. It’s easy to make with scrap wood, a few simple cuts, and a few common woodworking tools.
Click here to download the free plan (including the detailed instructions and measurements) now!
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